Gandalug, as the new member of the development environment
I can bond quite a bit to my tools and equipment which I use, but there certainly are times when an improvement became inevitable. For that reason came Beornegar after Clacker too. And now Gandalug.
Reason for the change
- I have grown over the limits of the previous NAS for now
- as I’m not working alone anymore a project-management tool became needed, and
- there are very nice and effective devices for small- and mid-sized companies
The new gadget has to meet the following requirements:
- support for RAID5
- ability to use at least 3TB HDDs
- easy to setup/use/maintain
- a suitable CPU/RAM combination for being able to serve other purposes besides being a storage facility
The results of the search brought me – not just for the reasons above – a Synology NAS as winner.
Opinion after a short timespan of use
All my expectation were exceeded.
- storage space utilization is at 2.5%
- CPU usage never went above 30%, but in 95% of the time it is 1%
- the built-in memory is by 55% used
From the many available packages I use at the moment the following:
- SVN – I use it for historical reasons
- Redmine – for having a decent project-management
- UniFi controller – for managing the APs in the networks installed by me
- FTP – more than one client is using this for confidence/convenience reasons
- CloudSync – sync’ing documents and having a first level of automatic backup
When my time will allow me, I’ll look into the package management process, the creation of own packages, because I have ideas for a few software which I could pack on top of it, but there are no packages available yet…