Hi all, I just discovered Turnkey Linux. What a cool thing to do!! You people rock!
Anyway, I want to explore creating a file server for my company. We're small, 6 employees, 10 workstations, about 90GB of file server storage. No MS Exchange, no MS SQL Server. Just documents, graphics, etc. I've used Linux-based appliances in the past, and run Linux Mint on all our computers at home, so an Ubuntu-based system is right up my alley.
What I'd like to do is have a VirtualBox host with a TKL Fileserver - so far, vanilla. However, I'd like the data store for the file server on a separate hard drive that could be removed from the server (if needed, in time of disaster) and put into another computer so we could access the data store.
An additional benefit would be that I could build an updated Fileserver VM, boot it up, and access the data store, which would provide me with a fairly easy upgrade path, one that doesn't require backing up the data store then restoring it once the upgraded fileserver is installed.
I know I could do it without using a VM, but is it possible to access a separate hard drive from within the VM? How would you do it?
Thanks, and cheers on a great project and great product!