[CentOS] network raid file system/server
lfarkas at bppiac.hu
Thu Jun 14 21:35:30 UTC 2007
afaik ocsf2 is not redundant:-(
bruno.sousa at first.pt wrote:
> Well, you can take a look around at Oracle Cluster File System.
> I've been using it, for a while, and so far so good.
> It's free, runs on top of Linux, and despite it's name , it's not a file system only for Oracle apps, and it's part of the kernel since version 2.6.16 .
> Check it at http://oss.oracle.com/projects/ocfs2/
> Best regards,
> Bruno Sousa
> --- Mensagem Original---
>> On Wednesday 13 June 2007, Antonio da Silva Martins Junior
>>> ----- "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.
>>> Hi Farkas,
>>> I think a start is to look on PVFS2 (www.pvfs.org).
>>> Or maybe using nbd and softwareraid ???
>> Neither will eliminate servers and disks as single points of
>> If want one filesystem overy many disks on many servers and
>> the ability to
>> fail a disk-volume (raid or whatever) or an entire server and
>> still have a
>> usable fs then you need something like GPFS with replication
>> enabled. Either
>> way, not a trivial config nor trivial software (GPFS for example
>> will cost
>> you $$$ unless you're academic).
>> good luck,
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