North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Storage, Sharing and Backup: Samba, Rsync, and the MyBook World NAS

When: Tue November 13, 2007 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Bob Blick

Location: O'Reilly Media

This talk covers storage and backup in a home or small office where files are stored on a single server running Linux or on a Network Attached Storage device. Files are shared to Windows, Linux, and OSX using Samba. Every day all files are backed up to an external USB hard drive using Rsync.

Network Attached Storage drives can save space and electricity by serving files to multiple clients without the need for a computer. The Western Digital MyBook World is a NAS with gigabit ethernet, a USB host port, and 500GB to 2TB of storage. It runs Linux internally and has a full system and GNU development environment preinstalled.

There will be a demonstration and also a look at some RAID controllers and a NAS drive, with performance critiques.

Published Tue 13 November 2007 by Dustin Mollo