I have lots and lots of media files. About 6TB spanned across 10 physical hard drives on a personal file server. Security is not a major issue, but is being handled via other means.
These files consist of video, audio, documents, and software/installers/ISOs/etc.
By the purest of coincidences, this home server is running a legit copy of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, also running a webserver, sharepoint, TFS, etc etc. So Windows Home Server is not an option. I want to avoid virtualization due to the critical nature of the files in question. Media Center has a horrible interface, and the systems I play from have full-sized keyboards.
What is the best way to manage and organize these tens of thousands of folders and millions of files?
I would prefer some sort of automated system which also manages the filesystem and is aware of files being modified, moved, and added via external means. The ideal solution might have features like media streaming, thumbnails, etc etc.