Setup Open Source NAS


There are a number of different hardware options. Both motherboard and chassis.

Proposed HW 1

Chenbro ES30068

Proposed 4 hot swappable HW


Proposed HW 2

Final HW

Initially I planned to make a NAS which was possible to keep in my living room. After moving this was no longer a requirement which made the decition much easier.

I finally chose the following hardware. Very basic setup indeed.

NAS Software

Different software links I reviewed before choosing standard OpenBSD server below.

First I tried to setup NFS. See more information on NFSSetup. But NFS turned out not to be compatible with Apple Time Machine. Therefore I tried an AFS setup instead,AFSSetup, which is working great.