Recently I had the chance (right now actually). As I am in the throws of doing just that. Learning it as I go and reading forums, videos, and general digging into something I do not really understand but that does not stop me.
Other than an issue with the drive, I was using everything was very quick (a hot knife through butter) as the saying goes, to prove how easy and fast it was.
Now on to Rockstor itself right now I consider it in my own mind as a Beta, there are quite a few things that do need help or change. I am saying this from a person that has worked on 3 MMORPGs as a CM and content designer in my younger days. I know from the many years of working in the games industry that LOOKS are EVERYTHING a good UI means happy customers.
Most of the interface is really easy to use and navigate even for someone that has never used a storage software like this before,
Snapshots and the list goes on are all easy to use and find.
My first issue is the writing and size of the content on the Dashboard the display boxes such as the Disk activity and so forth the writing is too small even at an expanded size. I would like a way to bump this up.
Especially as I look at things also from a disabled person perspective. If one has sight issues, this is really hard to see. I do this by expanding firefox zoom but it would be a nice option.
I have a few suggestions for this area mainly cosmetics.
A search would be just lovely.
As it stands there is a huge grey box with just a tiny bit of information in it, It would be nice to see them as smaller boxes in the way of the dashboard look 3 to 4 in a row easy readable and easily organized.
Menu system left side of the Rock-on at the moment it is a large vertical black box with nothing in it except Rock-on service and a button.
Or as I was reading about an installer Portainer, and found that another software (OpenMediaVault) lets you install Portainer from the interface to then let one install dozens of dockers.
Well, my thoughts at the moment. I could gladly add many more suggestions and so forth but that is for another post, another day.
Can it do what CJ and I need? I am not sure at the moment I need to read more about what I can and cannot achieve with Rockstor.