A SNAP server is basically a small external fileserver, right?
In that case I think what you are looking for is a product called Samba. You can find info on that by searching google or on this site I'm sure.
Samba is a software package that installs on your linux box that allows it to act as a fileserver. You can share certain filesystems or directories on it and other machines on your network can access them as if they were local.
There is kinda a lot to it, but by pointing you in the right direction I'm pretty sure you'll be able to figure it out. Check out the website http://us4.samba.org/samba/ to get started.
As far as which linux you install it on, there are plenty of good choices. There are tons of threads on this site which discuss it so I won't rehash them all here. Use the search and you'll find way more tips than I could give you on which version to use.
I think you will build a NAS (network attached storage) . You can use nearly every distribution. I would prefer a small one, without X and so on..Have a look at http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributi...Distributions/ for small distributions. I think SNAP is a Feature from some NAS boxes which allows you to make Snapshots from your Data..
The smaller the faster, because you donīt need to run unnecessary progs.
Maybe you can get a uses Sun SPARC System running Solaris.
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