System Requirements

Storage node can be run on various operating system, but some OS is very preferred because they solid stable and it help us maximize uptime as much as possible and reduce problems to zero.

Linux (Prefereed)
Windows
macOS
Linux (Prefereed)

CentOS - A maintained version of CentOS 8

Debian - 64-bit version of one of these Debian or Raspbian versions:

  • Buster 10 (preferred)

  • Stretch 9 (stable) / Raspbian Stretch

Ubuntu - 64-bit version of one of these Ubuntu versions:

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04 (LTS)

  • Ubuntu Server 16.04 (LTS)

Make sure you use static mount for your hard drive via /etc/fstab

Windows

Windows 8/ Windows server 2012 or later.

Do not use docker version of storage node on windows, docker have a lot of issues on windows and we can't achieve good uptime or stable long term work

At this moment we have a storage node that working as windows service, you can read more here

macOS

macOS Sierra 10.12 and newer macOS releases are supported

Mac hardware must be a 2010 or newer model

VirtualBox prior to version 4.3.30 cannot be installed. If you have a newer version of VirtualBox installed, it’s fine.

This OS is very unstable with docker and at this moment not have storage node binary without docker. I can't recommend it for storing, you can use it only for development or testing.

Also, storage node can be run on widely used NAS and NAS distributions

OpenMediaVault
FreeNAS
NAS4Free
Synology
OpenMediaVault

What is openmediavault?

Openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.

openmediavault is primarily designed to be used in small offices or home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.

I can strongly recommend openmediavault for any SNO with or without deep knowledge of Linux, in any case you will have a solid stable solution and achieve good uptime and good efficiency (much more than on windows)

FreeNAS

Work in progress...

NAS4Free

Work in progress...

Synology

Work in progress...