[CentOS] network raid file system/server

Antonio da Silva Martins Junior asmartins at uem.br
Wed Jun 13 18:14:41 UTC 2007


----- "Farkas Levente" <lfarkas at bppiac.hu> escreveu:
> we've a few 10-20 server in a lan each has 4-8 hdd. we'd like to
> create one big file server on these server hard disks and we'd like to
> create it in a redundant way ie:
> - if one (or more) of the hdd or server fails the whole filesystem
> still usable and consistent.
> - any server in this farm can see the same storage/filesystem.
> it's someting a big network raid5-6... storage where we have about
> 40<partition added to the same network volume. and there is an fs
> over it which hide all internal network raid functionality.
> is there any such solution? i can't find any way to do this on our
> linux servers.

Hi Farkas,

  I think a start is to look on PVFS2 (www.pvfs.org).

  Or maybe using nbd and softwareraid ???=20


       Antonio.

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