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Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction

Posted by bodhi 
Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
September 01, 2022 03:11PM
IIRC, there is extra no internal port that can be used for that purpose.

You could run USB rootfs and let the HDDs sleep. Running USB rootfs is fine if you take precaution avoid wear. And do backup frequently.

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Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
September 02, 2022 02:22AM
Pardon the constant questions, but "running USB rootfs" means plugging a storage device into a port and running off of that?

I ask to confirm, because of the suggestion to back up frequently, which .... there isn't anything inherently unsafe about running off of an SSD, is there!? I assume the warning was because of USB implies possibly using a flash drive or the like???
Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
September 02, 2022 03:25PM
> I ask to confirm, because of the suggestion to
> back up frequently, which .... there isn't
> anything inherently unsafe about running off of an
> SSD, is there!?

There isn't anything unsafe with SSD. It will be just a bit faster than a good flash drive when it's in an USB enclosure. So you might as well use USB flash drive and make the drive "disappear" (example: Sandisk Ultra Fit)

>I assume the warning was because
> of USB implies possibly using a flash drive or the
> like???

Yes.

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Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
September 03, 2022 02:43AM
Thanks very much for your comments and recommendations!
Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
September 24, 2022 12:53AM
Just want to thank everyone who made this possible.

Picked up a NAS326 a couple months ago without even knowing installing a standard Linux was already solved.

Getting it up and running with Debian was a piece of cake thanks to you.
jaro
Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
November 11, 2022 08:41AM
I tried to install Debian on my nas326. Everything went smooth. But at the end I was disappointed by transfer speed. Samba, nfs copying from drive to another ... transfers are around 1/2 of what you can get from stock firmware. I will try to repeat my measurements later, but for now I will stay with stock firmware.

If you prefer modern Linux OS then install this Debian with one of the latest kernel. If you prefer speed then you will probably stay with the stock firmware.

Anyway this is really good guide how to setup Debian on NAS326.
Re: Zyxel NAS326 Installation Instruction
November 11, 2022 02:05PM
jaro,

It's a basic Debian rootfs without any performance tuning. You actually need to do the tuning yourself. See the Wiki thread:

https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,23630

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Perfornance Tuning & Benchmarks

Pogo ProV3 vs Pogo E02
Another Pogo Pro V3 benchmarks
Network performance - SAMBA - NFS (various protocols)
Pogo Pro V3 Network NFS benchmarks
Kirkwood vs OXNAS network performance (with flow control)
Kirkwood vs OXNAS network performance (flow control turned off )
OXNAS vs OXNAS network performance (flow control turned off)
Samba Tuning
Mount NTFS with big_writes
Increase NFSD max_block_size
Reduce NFSD threads

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