The third time around designing a Petabyte-capacity storage module shows that details still count. Like using desktop instead of "enterprise" drives.
Updated - In the second and final part of our series, we finish up the instructions for rolling your own Debian-based Time Machine backup virtual appliance.
Updated - Through the magic of virtualization, you can make any Windows machine serve as a place to store your Apple Time Machine backup files without using the nasty old TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes hack.
We always like to hear about our readers' homebrew projects. Nick Scott wrote about the Atom-based server he built.
Updated - The last time we checked with Backblaze, their DIY "Pod" stored 67 TB for under $8,000. See how they've kept the cost about the same, but doubled the capacity and performance.
In Part 1, we built a NAS Disk Array. This time we will convert our NAS array into a fibre channel SAN and configure a Windows DAS server.
Greg Noel's new multi-part series will show you how to put together lots of high-performance storage for a lot less than slower and less capacious off-the-shelf NASes.
You probably don't need 1,000 Terabytes sitting on your LAN. But understanding how one company set out to build their own storage module for a tenth of what vendors charge may help you in your next NAS build.