[Novalug] Best Workplace file server
kkauffman at headfog.com
Fri Oct 23 08:56:00 EDT 2009
Once you define your storage requirements, you may want to look into low end
SAN units with commercial support.
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 18:41, William Morse <wmorse at americancouncils.org>wrote:
> Dear LUGers,
> Today's emotionally charged discussion has convinced me to abandon my
> natural timidity and ask a question. If the regulars on this list feel
> self-conscious I suppose I'll never get over that "exposed" feeling.
> Also, last week's discussion about home file servers was very
> But what about servers for the workplace?
> I work for a non-profit that has until recently run a LAMP stack on one
> machine, just waiting for something to break.
> We figured out how to get Ubuntu Server up on two physical machines,
> create a few virtualized guests using KVM , get heartbeat to have
> servers look out for each other and use rsync to mirror our websites.
> So now I am ready to turn my mind to storing all the fabulous content my
> coworkers plan to create.
> Let's suppose I have a budget under $10K. Where can I find out what I
> can build? The instructions at
> cheap-cloud-storage/<http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-%0Acheap-cloud-storage/>were a little over my head.
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> William Morse
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