I am not exactly a
to Linux, but don't have the knowledge I want yet. (do any of us have all the knowledge we want/need in life at any given moment?)
I want to build a NAS box under Fedora, via Webmin, and also set it up as a router for a folding farm later on. I would be using one of the versions of the eVGA 680i boards since it has 2 NICs. I would also be using a pair of 3Ware PCI-Ex SATA RAID cards. I have seen many packages out there, as well as the various roles Fedora can play, but am still not sure how'd I go about setting up a NAS that Windows XP/Vista can access for movies, music, etc., and perhaps games that don't require a specific path. It would be stocked with two arrays of 3.4 TB each in RAID 5+1/JBOD (not sure of best route now), and would most likely be on 24/7.
I'm not asking for a step-by-step walkthru, but rather a guided push in the right direction.
My previous experience with external drives has bees rough, as 3 out of 3 drive controllers failed one month after the warranty ended...(LaCie).
Thanks in advance,