It is no secret that I am a pretty big fan of excellent Linux Software RAID. Creating, assembling and rebuilding small array is fine. But, things started to get nasty when you try to rebuild or resync large size array. You may get frustrated when you see it is going to take 22 hours to rebuild the array. You can always increase RAID resync performance using the following technique.
If you are running Linux, you have several alternatives to put second Ethernet interface for good use.
FreeNAS is a free Network-attached storage (NAS) server. It supports following protocols: => CIFS (Samba) – Mac / UNIX / Windows can use CIFS to store files => FTP => NFS => Rsync => AFP You can use local user authentication, and software RAID (0,1,5), with a web-based configuration interface. I’ve installed it on USB [...]
NFS (Network File System) client allows you to access shared directory from Linux client. The computer sharing the directory is called the NFS server (it can be NAS server too) and the computers or devices connecting to that server are called clients. The clients need to use the mount command to access the shared directory.