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Media Server At Home-3: Software Installation And unRAID

by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 18 Jan, 2011 16:50:50

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(This the third part of our article Media Server At Home which will tackle about software installation and un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks.)

If you also want to run the software you need to boot un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks system off of a flash drive. A supplemental bay for storage can be freed through flash drive booting off. Both un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks and the Operating System which is Linux’ stripped-down version can be accommodated on a 128 MB drive.

The one which is free is the software’s basic version which has limited options and supports up to three drives. The Plus version supports 6 drives and higher versions can support up to drives of 20. Before you do the downloading of the software which is attached to your flash drive, you may need to provide the Global Unique Identifier.

The drive formatting is a simple process before installing the package for un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks as soon as the machine is made and the flash drive has been prepared. You may need to start software configuration after booting the machine. You may need to have the distinction between your drives for data and the drives used for parity to make configuration simple. Once you’re done, most probably you no longer need to do any management or maintenance not until you are capable of adding another drive, just a bit preparation and formatting will do.

If you may choose to do the configuration through the Terminal or by internet browser which in order to figure out the Internet Protocol address, you need to do display connection right after you set it up initially. You are not keeping a monitor if you run your un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks headless. For normal maintenance, you may need the un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks cyber interface because it provides all the needed features and is very easy.

You’ll discover lots of add-ons which are nice because the software for un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks is likewise protractible. If a plug-in is added to make un-Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks appear in the sidebar of Finder like any other servers do, you can realize that some can be installed easier than others. You may also do the complete shut down of the system which includes the fans, drives, and processor as you add the sleep function.

(We will resume our topic on the next part of our article Media Server At Home-4: All About unRAID.)

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