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Re: [Xen-users] OT:Samba For Shared Storage

  • To: "Goetz Bock" <bock@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 15:50:45 -0700
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I agree, even after all the hackery, throughput on the LinkSys device is very slow.  I had used the NSLU2 in my home network for over a year, but the limited throughput became a serious bottleneck when I began storing files larger than 10MB (Oggs, MPEGs etc.) in size... I ended up eBay-ing the thing, and replaced it with a Shuttle Box (in my case a cheapo SK43G, Sempron 2400+, 512MB RAM, a LinkSys GigE network card, and a DVD-ROM, no internal hard drive), booted up using a modified version of a live distro called Slax (see http://www.slax.org), and external SATA drives (shared using SAMBA for Windows access).  So far, this has worked like a charm..


On 4/25/06, Goetz Bock <bock@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Apr 25 '06 at 23:47, Javier Guerra wrote:
> > in one location. Price is an issue at this point and we cant afford a
> > large SAN, what we were thinking is getting a NAS device like the
> > linksys NSLU2 NAS storage device, this exports via samba.
> just go [ ... ] to make it run whatever server you want.  at least check:
> [e.g.] to serve NFS and AoE respectively

I still can't belive you're serios. The NSLU2 (even when overclocked)
can only server like 5MB/s. Any 300$ PC can do better. It needs more
power but you can run any OS you want.

(Still unslugh is fabulouse).
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