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Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8
So you didn't really address the backup/redundancy side of things. What's the point of showing all of this to a user who's got a lower tech-IQ when they can just go out a buy a cheap $40 pogoplug that can do most of this file serving/simple backup already - unless you describe Freenas's RaidZ capabilities? I started out with simple servers/appliances (like the Pogoplug) that were just serving files off of attached drives - JBOD style as you're describing here, for my home network. I started to look at Freenas last weekend to upgrade my setup and add some redundancy in case I have drive failures - so I'm disappointed that none of that is outlined here. According to this primer - it glosses over the crucial decision of setting up arrays in case someone wants to ensure their data survives after losing hard drives - and that is usually a decision you make BEFORE you just started haphazardly adding disks to the server.

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