Alternative to Apple's TimeCapsule for Linux?

n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 at
Fri Oct 21 09:10:02 UTC 2011

On 21/10/11 04:40, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-10-20 at 21:59 -0500, Manuel Escudero wrote:
>> I need an external HDD. With Wi-Fi support that fits well with Linux.
>> Don't need software (There's Deja-Dup).
> (You mean a NAS, not a HDD.) Basically any of the commercial offerings
> will work as long as they support NFS or rsync, which most of them do. I
> use an Iomega ix2. The Iomega software is unusable, but the hardware is
> basically sound and runs Linux, so I just backup with rsnapshot.
> Unfortunately Iomega has seen fit to prevent you from logging into the
> machine, so I can't really recommend it, but there are competing
> products without this restriction.
> I would strongly recommend using RAID however. One of the disks on my
> unit failed and RAID saved the day. I just replaced the disk with an
> off-the-shelf Western Digital unit (the built-in ones are Seagate) and
> it rebuilt itself with no loss of data.
> Make sure that the unit can run at least at 100Mbps, and if possible can
> use jumbo frames, but that will depend on your router. Since you mention
> wireless, go for 802.11N, but really you're better with a cable if it's
> practical.
> poc

Well ReadyNAS Duo covers all of those points and more, and the advice is
good. If you want to check the capabilities of possible NAS drives, I'd
recommend you download the manuals.



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