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SoftNAS - High Performance NFS/CIFS/iSCSI Cloud NAS

Buurst | SoftNAS 5.2.0

Linux/Unix, CentOS 8.4 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Esri UK

Easy to use but disappointing S3 Cloud Drives

  • February 03, 2014
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We have been looking for an easy-to-use NAS-in-the-cloud option for a while and came across this offering from SoftNAS. The set up was simple and there's plenty of documentation to get started. The GUI interface is a bit dated (to me) but functional. However, I did have some problems adjusting the share permissions via the GUI. I eventually figured it out.

Biggest disappointment was the unreliability of the S3 cloud volumes. Being able to use the AWS S3 buckets as a block storage device in a NAS is definitely appealing. Adding the volumes via the GUI was simple enough and creating the storage pools and volumes was easy. However, I found that over a short period of time, the storage pool would go amber and upon closer investigation, one or more of the S3 Cloud drives are missing. Depending on the raid implementation, this could degrade the storage pool at best or render it useless at worst. The S3 buckets themselves appear to be fine - just SoftNAS has trouble seeing them.

Am experimenting a bit more but had to resort to using the more traditional (and reliable but more expensive) EBS volumes instead.

Disappointed for sure.


    EIS Splunk Production

Easy to use and intuitive, very well documented

  • December 26, 2013
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Was up and running in no time. Very well documented solution. Didn't get as high performance numbers as expected but was able to average ~15MB/s when copying a 4GB file to the device.


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