Home Man
Search
Today's Posts
Register

If you're not sure where to post a Unix or Linux question, post it here. All unix and Linux beginners welcome in this forum!

NAS Research

Login to Reply

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
Old 12-18-2017
NAS Research

Good Afternoon,

Are most NASs compatible with Solaris/RedHat? Specifically, I'm looking at Western Digital ones but none of them say they are - I like My Cloud Pro Series PR4100

My Cloud Pro Series PR4100 – Network Attached Storage | Western Digital (WD)
# 2  
Old 12-18-2017
You have to look at the network (sharing) protocol(s) that they support.

The link you posted lists support for Windows and Mac but not Unix/Linux ie, NFS protocol.

A NAS with compatibility for Unix/Linux will usually support NFS.

In this context a NAS supporting Samba is Windows compatible.

Call the manufacturer and ask whether the product supports NFS.
# 3  
Old 12-18-2017
Obviously, if you install a Samba client on a Unix/Linux box then you can access Windows shares whether offered by a Windows system or a NAS offering Samba support.

It depends what you want to use it for. If you are looking for general storage that any user can access then you need NFS support.
# 4  
Old 12-19-2017
And, of course, if you have an old machine laying around with enough drive slots you could build your own NAS (and even support RAID within it) using OpenFiler or FreeNAS.
Login to Reply

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Research questions zakl UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers 12 08-03-2014 04:18 PM
Research ID - in Crontab diva_thilak UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users 6 06-16-2013 12:40 PM
Research an expression in VI editor big123456 UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers 2 09-11-2012 02:54 AM
research proposal for PG iet.manish UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers 3 07-02-2009 11:38 AM
Research paper library SHakur_BIG Shell Programming and Scripting 1 10-13-2008 01:25 AM
Research for College isenhart Windows & DOS: Issues & Discussions 2 11-02-2006 05:23 PM
Research paper pantsusan UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers 1 05-13-2005 03:05 PM
Research Project Tdludlu Forum Support Area for Unregistered Users & Account Problems 1 01-20-2005 01:13 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:58 AM.

Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright©1993-2018. All Rights Reserved.
UNIX.COM Login
Username:
Password:  
Show Password