Hello Rockstor community. New Kiwi user here investigating using Rockstor as a home storage server.
For reasons of cost, part availability, power & thermal management I purchased a new AMD Athlon 200GE CPU + compatible ASUS A320M-E motherboard + ram & shovelled it into a cheap Silverstone 4 bay minitower together with existing 1 X 120gb Western Digital SSD, 2 X Seagate 4tb SATA drives.
My intention is to replace the functionality of a Synology, which although good is very low performance for the money (very expensive to get decent performance).
First candidate : Open Media Vault.
Result : Complete fail. The kernel & hardware stack is too far behind for modern hardware. Installer gives corrupted video. Do not pass go.
Second candidate : Rockstor. Very, very slick. Didn’t even have to choose install target! The installer put the new system on the SSD & a few minutes later I had a Rockstor available at the target IP. NICE!
First look at the GUI, again very slick. First job was RAID 0 the 4 tb Seagate drives, boom, done! So slick.
Essential to my use is scheduled off site backup to Alibaba Object Storage Service. This is an S3 compatible service like Backblaze, Wasabi & of course Amazon.
Synology handles this with ease. How to do it on Rockstor please?