Did you know Rockstor?


#1

Hello,

I’m just checking Distrowatch and discover Rockstor…
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=rockstor

And the official site:
http://rockstor.com

Why it attract my attention:
-it’s fedora and CentOS based.
-it’s a NAS ( I think Nethserver totally lack this features and attached feature, disk management…)
-And the webgui is similar as the Nethgui !!!

What do you think of this ( not so) new distribution?


(Painkiller) #2

Rockstor

I have been running it for about 2 months very stable it’s based on centos
It Uses the BTRFS file system on this distro it does snapshots just like ZFS file system. It’s a NAS, It’s a Cloud it uses Docker for the
Docker Plugins:
Rock-ons are Rockstor’s name for it’s use of docker containers to provide a Plugin System to easily expand the functions of a base Rockstor install. This feature is relatively new to Rockstor but is proving to be quite popular and is under active development.

It has the PLEXMEDIA Plugin also, just a few clicks and configs and it’s up and going. Documentation is good also. Give it a shot you might like it…

I run the following FreeNas, OpenMediaVault, ClearOS, NethServer, RockStor all with PlexServer installed and it works great!

It’s still young but looks very promising…
Just my thought…
:sunglasses:


(Alessio Fattorini) #3

That’s very interesting, these guys are really smart and there’s a lot to learn! Thanks @Jim nice link!


(Roberto Casadei) #4

Rockstor seems a really nice project, but lacks a foundamental service (at least for me…) : iSCSI!
I hope they will implement it in the future, but until then I have to stick with FreeNAS, wich is maybe a little on the “heavy side” (especially his community admins…) but all in all is a good piece of software :wink:


#5

I just see… They use Discourse too.
http://forum.rockstor.com/

And look their wiki :wink:


(Alessio Fattorini) #6

Yes but their community doesn’t rock as ours! :thumbsup: Ehehe I’m joking


(Stefano) #7

sure, like letsencrypt… and in all the cases, search features (simply) sucks, so it’s quite difficult to find info…
thaks to google, all is indicized and searchable outside…


(Alessio Fattorini) #8

@davidep are you interested in how these guys addressed the docker challenge? Looks good.
http://rockstor.com/docs/docker-based-rock-ons/overview.html

Rockstor 3.x is based on CentOS 7. We rebrand CentOS, add Rockstor software in the form of additional rpms and change the installer to make it a bit more straight forward and specific.

#9

Hi,

I just take a newlook at the Rockstor Linux project…
And I like a lot the message and the comunication style the project is sending…
1- personal cloud server
2- smb cloud server
3- traditional nas server

With possibility to personalize each function.
What’s your feeling about this?