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Can OpenFiler do software RAID and then expose that as an iSCSI target?

I want to build a SAN for personal use for the house server. I came across OpenFiler. I don't want to rely on hardware RAID since the cards can be costly and if the card dies I will have trouble ...
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“FATAL: could not read from the boot medium! system halted”

I've a problem with Virtual Box, I cannot access to a CentOS virtual machine. I'm using a openfiler local server connected to my network.In addition, I can access to all the other LUN disks that I've ...
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Is Windows Home Server compelling enough over free NAS OS's?

Has anyone out there run Windows Home Server for a while? I'm building a NAS box and I'm wondering if its features are compelling enough to warrant purchasing rather than the open source alternatives ...
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Are there any alternatives to Openfiler that any good?

Does anyone know of any alternatives to Openfiler? I have tried FreeNAS a while ago an was not really impressed, has it changed very much in that last year? Is there anything else I can look at?
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Using mixed disks and OpenFiler to create RAID storage

I need to improve my home storage to add some resilience. I currently have four disks, as follows: D0: 500Gb (System, Boot) D1: 1Tb D2: 500Gb D3: 250Gb There's a mix of partitions on there, so ...
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LVM vs /dev/md0 performance problem

I am trying to tune my NAS, running openfiler, and wondering why I'm getting relatively poor read performance from 4 WD RE3 drives in RAID 5. When I run hdparm on the meta device I get the levels of ...