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My Home NAS, Part 9: NFS Over SSH

If it seems like I'm on an acronym kick, it's not my fault. In the previous bits of my home NAS series, I've shown you all sorts of them: S.M.A.R.T., RAID, LVM, SMB...wait, what happened to SMB?

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My Home NAS, Part 7: Breaking Things Down with LVM

As I mentioned at the end of my RAID setup post, I want the storage space on my home NAS divided up into several fixed-size filesystems, each associated with a different purpose. Now, one approach here would have been to divide the physical disks up into several partitions and create several separate RAID arrays on top of those...but that seems a bit like overkill, and certainly isn't very flexible if I later increase the size of the array.

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My Home NAS, Part 5: Finally, Hard Drives

Well, it's been a couple of months since my last post, and I've gotten quite a bit more work done on my home NAS project. When I last posted, I had finished installing the basic hardware and operating system, but hadn't quite settled on the right set of hard drives.  But all that's changed; in fact, the ol' Wind PC has been up and running pretty solid for the last month or two, and I'm happy to report that the project is a success.

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My Home NAS, Part 4

Having finished assembling the hardware and installing the base operating system for my home-grown NAS device, I've moved on to the fine art of tweaking.  For now, since there isn't a hard drive in the box for major storage, I'm focusing on two things: the long-term stability of the CompactFlash card, and the general security of the machine.

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My Home NAS, Part 3

Now that the hardware's put together, the next step is installing the operating system.  As I mentioned earlier, my goal here is to install Debian Etch (actually, for reasons related to my backup policy, I ended up going with Debian Lenny; the install process is almost exactly the same, but you get slightly newer software) onto the onboard CompactFlash card without having to install an optical drive to do it.

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My Home NAS, Part 1

I don't throw away a lot of data. It's a bit silly, really, but who knows when I might unexpectedly need to read a high school English paper I wrote around the turn of the century?

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Bonus nerd points

Fair warning...this is a computer nerd post. If you're not a fan of computer nerd posts, you may want to turn back now while you still can.

I am not a Mac person. Just wanted to go on record there.

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