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    by kma11 ·

    I need some additional storage on my network primarily for large graphics files. I would like to avoid buying another server if possible. Has anyone had experience with the snap server? It sounds too good to be true. What about performance, security, etc?
    TIA,
    Kurt

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    • #3861746

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      by jpomposelli ·

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      I know exactly from where you are coming from. I was in a similar position a few months ago. SNAP servers are great for the money. Their use is limited in comparison to a regular seerver, but they are very useful. I use mine only as a file server for storage. I do not recommend running applications from it, it is very slow for that. Although they do say you can use it in that capacity. You create user profiles and groups as you do in NT and can create folders and assign permissions same as NT. If all you are using it for is storage, I say what are you waiting for?

    • #3861744

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      by jpomposelli ·

      In reply to quantun snap server

      I know exactly from where you are coming from. I was in a similar position a few months ago. SNAP servers are great for the money. Their use is limited in comparison to a regular seerver, but they are very useful. I use mine only as a file server for storage. I do not recommend running applications from it, it is very slow for that. Although they do say you can use it in that capacity. You create user profiles and groups as you do in NT and can create folders and assign permissions same as NT. If all you are using it for is storage, I say what are you waiting for?

    • #3861721

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      by rick_b ·

      In reply to quantun snap server

      We use SNAP Server 4000’s for file storage only. These are really cheap (I thinks ours was around $800)

      We also use the Seagate NASRaq. We use the 60 GB one. You can run apps from this one.
      We have ours set Raid 1 mirrored and some apps from it.Mostly old propertary stuff that isn’s used that much. The cost of the NASRaq was $1500.It uses Linux administered through a web browser. Great Interface as well

      I hope that helps
      Take Care

      • #3861720

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        by rick_b ·

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        P.S
        Security is much better on the Seagate NASRaq

        On the SNAP you can set share permissions, but not file permissions.

        File permissions will carry over if you put this on a Novell network (Bindary only)

        Take Care

      • #3880575

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        by kma11 ·

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    • #3879893

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      by ruloth ·

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      We have had a snap server in place for the last few months. As we were looking for a server to help us keep files online. We also use the Snap Server to backup specific workstations. An easy to use program called DataKeeper was included. Security isbased on Share permissions ONLY. So you do have to be careful of how you setup the permissions. As for the installation and setup. It was a no brainer. We had ours up and running in minutes! Very easy to install and configure.

    • #3880572

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      by kma11 ·

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