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Future for ReadyNas

JanHussaarts2
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Future for ReadyNas

In 2020 I bought a RN426 (24TB) to replace my Ultra 6 (12TB). I am still using both. When RNXtras (https://rnxtras.com/) stopped supporting the ReadyNAS, and it lookes like Netgear has stopped also, It is no longer justified to continue with the ReasyNas equipment.

 

Is there any chance that a newer release of the OS will become avalaible within a couple of months?

That we will get rid of Jessie and move on to a recent version of Debian?

If not, I suppose I have to move to another solution.

It feels like a waist of time and money, since at the moment all is running well.

 

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schumaku
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Re: Future for ReadyNas


@JanHussaarts2 wrote:

Is there any chance that a newer release of the OS will become available within a couple of months?

Extremely unlikely. We have hit the end of the road for ReadyNAS.

 


@JanHussaarts2 wrote:

That we will get rid of Jessie and move on to a recent version of Debian?


Some community effort became visible the last months. No Web UI currently. But this is it for now.

 

 

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StephenB
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Re: Future for ReadyNas


@schumaku wrote:

@JanHussaarts2 wrote:

Is there any chance that a newer release of the OS will become available within a couple of months?

 


I'm guessing one or two updates, with some security updates, and perhaps a couple of clean-up things (pointing the repos to the debian archive, to eliminate the need for doing that manual, etc).  But I don't see them migrating to a newer version of Debian - too much effort for end-of-life platforms.

 


@schumaku wrote:

@JanHussaarts2 wrote:

That we will get rid of Jessie and move on to a recent version of Debian?


Some community effort became visible the last months. No Web UI currently. But this is it for now.

 

 


See https://github.com/RustyDust/readynas-alpine

 

This is being done by @WhoCares_ (who also ran rnxtras).  Definitely still a work-in-progress, so not something to apply to a NAS in active use.

 

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JanHussaarts2
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Re: Future for ReadyNas

I recently bought the 8Gb version of the ZIMA Board. It is my intention to use my 2 Netgear NAS systems as file servers and use this board as a frondend to them.I'll probably by a 4-port NIC to do this.

At least I will be able to run recent versions of OwnCloud, PLex, etc.

 

The ZIMA Board by default runs CasaOS. Is there any reason to switch to another Linux implementation?

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