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Argent Stonecutter

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FreeNAS is heavily targeted at the Enterprise sector, while OMV is more geared towards SME and private house holds.
I have been both a software developer and a system and network administrator in the enterprise sector for about 40 years now. I am completely comfortable with ZFS. I have no need for anything but NFS and CIFS and maybe iSCSI for file sharing, so all the media features of OMV are irrelevant.

What I am tired of is the hardware side of OPS. Perticularly without an OPS-scale budget and support contracts. I actively don't want to build a system again. Particularly not with the CM4 where I'll have to pick a PCI expansion and a SATA card and a carrier, that's too much frigging research for a way too Heath-Robinson result, and too much chance of the hardware not being available when (not if) one element of the chain fails. It was nice having budget for spare everything and 4 hour guarantee on-site support, but I don't have that any more and don't want to wish I did.

My current FreeNAS system is a refurb HP z series box: I didn't have to buy any extra controllers because it's got plenty of SAS/SATA ports built in, the only hardware wrangling I needed was a passive hotswap SATA shelf. If I was going to build my own open source based NAS on ARM I would go with something like this. But really, I'd rather leave that for someone else.
 
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I have a Lenovo Chromebook Duet. I run mobile grid viewer on it, but I would like a more full viewer, and I don't trust the versions of Lumiya that are floating around.
Just a somewhat related note. There may be some learning curve with Lumiya if you used it. It's been a while but years ago, I loaded Lumiya on a Remix Mini, which is a sort of mini Android device designed to be used as a sort of Desktop. It runs Android.

I remeber the controls felt really weird, because it LOOKS sort of like a regular viewer, but it still had all the "Android Quirks". It was just....bigger on a TV instead of a phone.
 

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