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  • How to administer a NAS device

    I'm going to a job interview next week, and the only thing they are asking for which I don't have is NAS experience. I've used, like a Maxtor NAS device, but that was not integrated with AD.

    I want to, like, *cough* show my knowledge *cough* of NAS devices I have *cough* used in the past *cough*, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a quick tutorial on NAS devices and how to integrate them with AD.

    Strange request, I know, but I need this break!
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    Re: How to administer a NAS device

    If you don't know how to use Google to find the answer you really shouldn't be applying for the job. http://www.google.com.au/search?sour...nas+management

    223 posts and you still need to be spoon fed. Unbelievable!!
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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    • #3
      Re: How to administer a NAS device

      Snap! biggles put that one in the hole... UTFSE is right!!

      yeah, NAS is getting easier to work with now that many products support it.

      how much experience do you have with a standard hard drive? NAS isnt too much different.

      its a box with a net card and either a SCSI driver or an IP... no too much to learn.

      think wannabe SAN.
      its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
      Give karma where karma is due...

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      • #4
        Re: How to administer a NAS device

        We use SNAP server appliance and basically manage every thing from the software that came with it. It integrates with AD well.

        Here is another link that will give you some basic knowledge about it:
        http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sol...rgDvcBP_3.mspx

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        • #5
          Re: How to administer a NAS device

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          If you don't know how to use Google to find the answer you really shouldn't be applying for the job. http://www.google.com.au/search?sour...nas+management

          223 posts and you still need to be spoon fed. Unbelievable!!
          Thanks for the advice. I just need to use the right words next time. All my searches were coming up with reviews and price comparisons.
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          • #6
            Re: How to administer a NAS device

            http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...G=Search&meta= 242,000 hits, there must be at least one useful article.
            1 1 was a racehorse.
            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              Re: How to administer a NAS device

              Well...
              I think that what you really need is some confidence in yourself... No one was born with knowledge. We all acquired it as some point or another. In my opinion, an honest person, with self-teaching capabilities, is a valuable asset. But hey, that's my opinion. And as you probably noticed, you don't see many Vulcans around these days...
              I can tell you I am using NAS appliances (two models so far) from a manufacturer called Ingrasys. They use an OEM Linux as OS and the administration is web-based. I just had to enter the credentials of a user that has permissions to read the AD and it just sucked the whole list (almost 3000 accounts) into its database of users. Aside this, I can define local users and/or Unix hosts (for NFS shares).
              Besides the articles from biggles' post, I would suggest you read what Wikipedia has to say about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage .
              It will give you the start you need (I hope). And no, you don't have to wait to finish all 242,000 articles.

              BTW, do you really believe that even I am using NAS for almost 6 years now, I can say that I know what to do with them? Tomorrow I'll get a new machine, from another manufacturer, I will have to learn it from scratch.

              Good luck!

              Sorin Solomon


              In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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