[CDBUG-talk] File server on a VM?

Jaime jaime at snowmoon.com
Fri Apr 17 19:41:18 EDT 2015

I want to get a file server setup on a VM at work.  I've got maybe
50-100 users connecting to a MacOS X 10.6.8 server over AFP right now.
It seems to run out of file handlers or something on a regular basis,
though, and I end up having to restart it.  I'm hoping that moving to
a FreeBSD system would help.

I was wondering what you guys thought of this.  Any comments or suggestions?

I have a VM cluster that is basically a Linux KVM system with the
vendor's streamlined web GUI on top.  So FreeBSD's VirtIO drivers (in
GENERIC since 10.x, I think) seem to work well on it.  This makes me
wonder about FreeNAS (using UFS, not ZFS, since its in a VM) or bare
metal installing NetATalk or Samba.  But I need to find a way to
integrate it into our Open Directory system.  FreeNAS can do that via
the web GUI, but I don't know how to do that with a regular FreeBSD,
NetAtalk, and/or Samba install.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.


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