It was only a matter of time (it will always be) and my Linux software-RAID based home fileserver reached full capacity right before Christmas break.
After some light investigation (sometimes the product you’ve been looking for finds you, rather than the other way around) I decided to buy a ReadyNAS 600 from Infrant which is sitting at home waiting for a couple of 400GB drives to appear.
Things to do:
- Burn-in: run it for a week or so (longer?) before the full data migration happens.
- Set up new volume strategy (separate music and photos from user space, serve media content for direct TiVo access, etc.)
- Automate virus checking and backup process.
Thoughts for the future:
- Buy a second unit (locate old one in Spain?) and rsync across them for backup purposes? Make sure backups only happen after successful virus check runs