Knowledgebase: Filesystem related
Posted by Sven Koester, Last modified by Andre Kuehnemund on 10 May 2018 18:31
NAS: Network Attached Storage

This article applies to ethernet connected storage devices that offer AFP, NFS, SMB or similar services. In general, we recommend installing P5 on supported NAS. If that is not possible, we recommend using iSCSI instead of AFP/SMB/NFS to mount a NAS on a P5 server or client.

When using P5 with NAS device, please be aware that the network protocols in use are not capable to store files with all features in the same way as the native filesystem can do. Because of that, e.g. the following file attributes may be lost when storing files on a NAS:
- User and group information
- Access rights
- Access control rights
- File stream information

Further limitations are possible due to the filesystem used on the NAS.

Please note further that when transporting files over the ethernet, huge data rates will apply.
Because of that, we recommend to use a separate network adapter and a separate cabling for NAS devices.
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