I’m looking at finally getting a proper storage solution for home/my photography business (and run Photostructure on it), so looking into what options I have and what would suit my situation the best. I’ve read what Matthew has said about bit rot and options to run a file system that helps with bit rot, so I want to go down that path if I’m starting from scratch. PhotoStructure | How do I safely store my files?
In the build your own options, he mention TrueNAS, unRAID and snapRaid. Any thoughts on Rockstor (runs BTRFS) and running OpenMediaVault with BTRFS? Rockstor doesn’t seem as popular as the others and BTRFS on OpenMediaVault doesn’t seem to have everything available for BTRFS from the GUI (but you can use the command line). I could also go a Linux with BTRFS, but I mainly want this for storage, so I’d prefer a straight GUI. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti command line, I used to run a team that looked after the enterprise backup systems for a bank on AIX and Linux, but I don’t want to run something like that for home.
At the moment I’m leaning towards Unraid, but I haven’t installed the trial and played around with it yet.
Any suggestions, or things to stay away from?