I have a retired domain controller server that has 2003 server 32 bit on it. It has 3 raid 1 mirrors on it totaling 500GB. I just upgraded my domain controllers to 2008 Server.
I want to this server to store archives, backups, music, word docs, pdfs, old photoshop files, etc..
I saw free NAS software out there. My question is .... is there any advantage to using something like , open-e Lite, FREENAS, or openfiler over just keeping my existing 2003 Server software?
I guess I don't understand the difference between NAS and A server with Shared Drives.
Can anyone help me understand the benefits or disadvantages of each?