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Postby mistaox » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:08 pm

Lets face it, Subsonic is by far the best Open source Media share solution there is! Mp3s are great..but movies are better :wink: ..but in order to do this, adequate storage is required.

After running Subsonic for few weeks, I decided to really invest some time and effort into making the user experience as reliable and pleasant as possible.

Being in the IT dept, I have access to a lot of unused, yet decent hardware.So I set out to create a basic infrastructure to manage and support Subsonic.


First I built a dedicated server to host the actual subsonic website(Win 2003 server 1GB ram 80GB HDD..nothing too fancy)

Next I found this wonderful open source NAS platform by the name of FREENAS. (http://www.freenas.org)..It basically allowed me to turn an old DELL pc with 4 IDE drives into a wonderful raid array with an Http interface...its FREEBSD based, and installation is a breeze.
I then moved from the DELL workstation to full blown Server with 450GB of SCSI space. :D

This approach has really improved performance in my scenario..Gotta keep the ANIME fiends happy!


Just thought I'd share.

EDIT: looks like I posted this in the wrong area, please move.
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Postby matthew » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:08 pm

Great Idea. Thanks for the info..
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Subsonic on Freenas?

Postby kdid » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:10 pm

Would it be possible to run subsonic inside the freenas software? Thus only require one box?
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Re: Subsonic on Freenas?

Postby mistaox » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:27 pm

kdid wrote:Would it be possible to run subsonic inside the freenas software? Thus only require one box?


Can Subsonic run on a BSD system? Sindre would be the best person to answer that..But In my experience, its best to have your Webservices and Data services on separate machines. That way, If one goes, you wont lose everything.
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Postby sindre_mehus » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:33 pm

In theory, that should be possible.

Java 5 for FreeBSD is available here. Then install Tomcat and Subsonic just like you would do on a Linux system.

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