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Thread: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

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    Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    I am building a NAS box using Ubuntu (desktop variant, because I like to have a gUI). Should I install Hardy (8.04) because of it's LTS (Long Term Support) since this box will remain on 24/7 and will be headless (after the install)? Or should I go with the latest and greatest, Intrepid (8.10)?

    I will mostly just be running a few Samba Shares, FTP, Automated Backups (using JungleDisk to backup to S3), and possibly LAMP for internal web-serving.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention I also intend on building a software RAID5 array using mdadm on this box.
    Last edited by BassKozz; December 4th, 2008 at 08:32 PM.
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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    I would go for debian lenny...

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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    I would go for debian lenny...
    I am not familiar with debian, althou I am sure it would not be hard to learn since Ubuntu is a fork of the debian codebase (thank you wikipedia ), but I am curious as to why you suggested lenny and not etch, since lenny is still in "testing" phase and etch is "stable"?
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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    debian is just rock-stable and lenny is RC meanwhile... so it will be "stable" soon but in reality it's already more stable than a lot of other distros out there...

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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    Thanks for the clarification hyper_ch, I didn't realize it was in RC.
    But I think I am going to stick with my comfort-zone (Ubuntu), so if you were to pick between Hardy & Intrepid?
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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    I don't know about using it as a NAS, but I know Intrepid plays much more nicely with my COTS NAS. I used to have trouble with permissions between the two, but presumably the new version of smbfs in Intrepid is doing things better than the version in Hardy.

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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    Quote Originally Posted by BassKozz View Post
    But I think I am going to stick with my comfort-zone (Ubuntu), so if you were to pick between Hardy & Intrepid?
    why did you then give "others" as option?

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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    why did you then give "others" as option?
    Other Ubuntu release
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    Re: Hardy or Intrepid for a NAS?

    I've done the same thing in both 8.04 and 8.10. Both work well but I do have a problem. I use KUBUNTU 8.10 on server and clients and when I connect remotely to the server I suffer huge tearing of the images. It also happen when I access the server via an XP box.

    I have another thread on this issue:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=973996

    that explains the problem.
    Alan

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