Using Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 in a Linux/UNIX environment
Posted on 2007-10-17
We are about a 95% Linux/UNIX based operation. We just bought a WSS Netstore NAS (Windows Storage Server 2003 R2) along with 100TB of storage. The vendor prior to purchasing said this NAS would work in our Linux/UNIX environment without any problems. (MS playing well with others??)
I told them that I was going to move all of my NIS and FTP home accounts over to the NAS to be hosted from there using NFS.
Has anyone else done this out there?
Mapping SID to UID/GIDs is a pain and so far I have noticed that this file system does not act like a normal linux/unix NFS mounted filesystem. Some examples are root has to be shared out on NIS and mapped on this server in order for root to have any access to this file system. If you do a "chmod 1024:3120 test" on this file system and that UID/GID pare do not exist in mapping it assigns UID=0, GID=0 (root,root) to the file making it unaccessable to anyone. If you do the same command on a Unix based system you get the numbers 1024:3120 for UID/GID info.
I would really like this NAS to perform exactly as any other NFS mounted filesystem.
Is there any other pitfalls using this O/S or is there any way to get it to behave like my other NFS mounted filesystems?