I continue to look for the ultimate (cheap) storage server.
Here is a great iSCSI target package. I’ve not had a chance to do a full eval of it, but I can say that I got it up and running within 15 minutes.
That’s not bad considering that the setup is done entirely by editing config files.
The cool thing is – I can set up snapshots using linux LVM’s and remount them for backup, etc. It will take a lot of testing and play to get it working in a semi-production setting, but when it comes down to it, it’s a freebie.
At first glance the main drawback seems to be an inability to make changes without restarting the iscsi-target service. This – in and of itself, may make it unsuitable for my purposes. But I’ll give it a close look-see because the price is right. 🙂