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safe to setup NAS in virtual image with web server?

My current setup is Ubuntu Desktop, running Apache + MySQL + PHP stack. I use this image to host my small website to the outside world. I want to now run a virtual machine on the box, that will ...
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FreeNAS 8.2.x - IDE vmware drive detected as multipath and causing errors

First of all I had FreeNAS 7 running as dedicated on HP Microserver, then upgraded to 8 upgrading my pool as well (4x1TB RaidZ) Since I upgraded to FreeNAS 8 I had this message popping up. it meant ...
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Setup HP MicroServer as Homeserver for NAS and other stuff

I've got a brand new HP Proliant Microserver N40L here, which I want to use mainly as a NAS system (because it has four hard drive bays) but since it also is a full-featured homeserver with enough RAM ...
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What are the problems with running a file server (FreeNAS) in a VM?

I want to use my server machine (currently running FreeNAS) as a gaming box too. To do this, I'd install windows 7 on it, and run FreeNas as a virtual machine. The role of the server is a file ...
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Identify CIFS / AFP bottleneck on FreeNAS VM setup

This has been a bit of a pain for me, I'll try to provide as much info as possible. My set-up is as follows: I have a laptop running Windows 7, with a wired Ethernet connection to a router. I have a ...
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Running a Virtual NAS

I'm considering running a virtual NAS. I.e. something like FreeNAS running in ESXi. Google didn't turn up all that much on the subject. Good idea? Bad idea? Suggestions? Hints? Setup?