On Apr 27, 2006, at 4:59 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:

On Apr 27, 2006, at 2:21 PM, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:

That brings up an important point. I would want to hook up a USB2.0 or Firewire hard drive to the machine, either as a boot drive, a backup drive, or both (two drives). How is FreeBSD's support for USB or Firewire? Can one boot from these connections? Is it reliable enough for server use?

We've got a FreeBSD 5.x NFS/Samba/AppleTalk file server at work using Lacie firewire drives (purchased at the local Mac store in keeping with the thread) Works great. Just replaced one of the drives that was starting to report errors during rsync. Drive was about 2 years old. The other drives are still going strong.


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