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SkyPhantom

Help with creating my first nas

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a spare PC that I use for running game servers and I'd like to use it to run a nas vm. I've never made/used a nas, so I don't really no what I'm doing. I was looking at something like Freenas, but im not sure if it meets all of my requirements (im not sure if there's anything that exists that meets all of my requirements). What I wasnt is something:

  • That is free
  • That is lightweight 
  • That can be accessible from anywhere over the internet using an app or website 
  • That allows different users
  • That would allow some way to share files between different users 

Basically I want something with the same functionality as google drive that I can host for myself. 

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you can use OMV OpenMediaVault, or Synology, both do what you want, i recently tested both and ended with Synology for my new NAS.

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I can't verify that FreeNAS will act as a cloud that will automatically sync data between user devices but everything else you want are features that come with most NAS/Server OS's.


Guides & Tutorials:

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

How to Use Rsync on Microsoft Windows for Cross-platform Automatic Data Replication

A How To Guide: Setting up SMB3.0 Multichannel on FreeNAS

How You can Reset Your Windows Login Password with Hiren's BootCD - (Depreciated)

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

How to Setup Drive Sharing in Windows 10

 

In the Queue:

How to Format a HDD/SSD in Windows

How to Flash a RAID Card to IT Mode

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

If you want something like self hosted google drive, look at nextcloud.

 

What hardware are you running this on?  What drive config.

It's running on an older HP pavilion I got from a friend, so right now its got a core i3-4130, 8gb of 1600mhz RAM, and 128gb kingston ssd. I'm planning to add another 8gb of RAM and 2 1tb hard drives running in some sort of RAID configuration. The nas vm will probably have access to 1 core, 2 threads of the cpu, 6-8gb of RAM, and both hard drives.  

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29 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

If you want something like self hosted google drive, look at nextcloud.

I agree on that. Nextcloud (https://www.nextcloud.com) offers you plenty of possibilities in pretty much every respect. Performance wise it also runs on a Raspberry Pi, so that should not be an issue whatsoever.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just took a look at Nextcloud and it seems perfect for what I want to do. It seems that I should be able to download the Nextcloud VM and set it up nice and easy, right?

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47 minutes ago, SkyPhantom said:

I just took a look at Nextcloud and it seems perfect for what I want to do. It seems that I should be able to download the Nextcloud VM and set it up nice and easy, right?

Yea there is a lot of guides of how to set it up. Its pretty much just a download the files, install apache and a sql server, and copy the files to /var/www

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