Porteus as NAS

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Porteus as NAS

Post#1 by rych » 09 May 2022, 02:39

I'm now looking at the Open Media Vault (and FreeNAS, etc.) to make my own NAS box and was wondering if anyone has used Porteus for this purpose? Or perhaps it's a silly thing to do? OMV seems a good Debian-based docker-centric solution already, but it is still a new system to learn. So I might investigate turning my Porteus USB into a wake-on-lan Data/Cloud/File/Web/FTP/Gallery/Streaming/Bittorent/... headless server in its own right :) Please share your thoughts and advice below.

My thoughts so far:
  • Porteus already lives on a USB stick which is recommended for NAS as the system and perhaps bittorent client can run (or sleep) without waking up the large storage disk(s).
  • I guess the distinctive part of existing solutions is the web interface for monitoring, adding plugins etc. but often people have to drop into a (web) ssh terminal anyway.

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