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Re: Tech help
« Reply #90 on: January 07, 2021, 12:33:33 AM »
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #91 on: January 07, 2021, 03:55:53 PM »
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.

Was it easy to set them up? I heard some people say on YouTube and Amazon that the QNAP software isn't so intuitive and even unstable.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2021, 04:50:11 AM »
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.

Was it easy to set them up? I heard some people say on YouTube and Amazon that the QNAP software isn't so intuitive and even unstable.

Earlier versions were a bit clunky with the LDAP integration, but I never had any problem setting up the iSCSI interface.  If you're not going to use it as a SAN (and now there are actual fibre channel SAN expansion cards available for the latest QNAPS) then iSCSI is irrelevant and they are pretty easy to set up and configure.  But maybe I'm just familiar with them.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2021, 11:12:52 AM »
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.

Was it easy to set them up? I heard some people say on YouTube and Amazon that the QNAP software isn't so intuitive and even unstable.

Earlier versions were a bit clunky with the LDAP integration, but I never had any problem setting up the iSCSI interface.  If you're not going to use it as a SAN (and now there are actual fibre channel SAN expansion cards available for the latest QNAPS) then iSCSI is irrelevant and they are pretty easy to set up and configure.  But maybe I'm just familiar with them.

Thanks Bluenose! I'm not going to set the NAS up as a SAN, so I should be OK. The NAS will be used for backup and as a media server; later I'll probably use it for virtual machines and Docker as well.

BTW for anyone interested in NAS technology. On YouTube I found a very nice British channel, called NASCompares (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyP17HoU-vpxhIpGXnXx2g) that offers loads of very good information about NAS hardware and software.
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