Love Windows Home Server’s Drive Extender file technology, but want it on your Linux box? Why not write your own implementation using Samba?

That’s exactly what Guillaume Boudreau decided to do, and the result is the open source Greyhole – Easily Expandable & Redundant Storage Pool. Okay, it’s not a direct implementation of DE, but Guillaume is seeking to create similar features, namely a single storage pool created from all of your hard drives and the creation of redundant copies of files that you store on secondary hard drives.

The first public beta has been posted, and Guillaume is looking for experienced Linux users willing to test Greyhole. It’s an ambitious project, and if you’d like to find out more, check out the beta and background to the project.

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