NethServer Version: your_version
Module: Shared Folders
I know that this has been asked before, but all references that I could find are from several years ago so I wanted to check this one as it has got me scratching my head. I have only just started to look at nethserver so I’m assuming that I’m missing something.
My office currently runs a set of ad-hoc servers, services, machines and OS’s and has become unmanageable. I have started to look around for a suitable server system that would give me all the functionality that I require in a coherent easy to manage configuration.
One of the options I am evaluating is nethserver. From the initial look it appeared just the ticket and ticks all the boxes so I fired a VM and started testing.
Domain, good. User configuration good. File server…ah FAIL.
The target server will have four spinning disks (2x2TB and 2x4TB) for file storage (RAID config TBD) and an SSD for OS. But neth only allows shares to be installed on the tiny os disk!.
I have seen various post talking about changing the mounts, creating symbolic links etc but to me that defeats the object of having a web management interface, if every time I have to change/add/remove shares I have to go into the machine and start changing mounts.
To my simplistic way of looking at things, being able to share large storage over the network is a fundamental part of a server, without it you are missing a huge piece of functionality.
So my question boils down to this, does nethserver allow me to easily create and manage shares on a useful/usable drive or am I limited to the boot drive without diving into the command line?