[CentOS] Re: HA Storage Cookbook?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Nov 7 19:23:50 UTC 2008


on 11-7-2008 7:18 AM Gordon McLellan spake the following:
> So the short answers are:
> 
> 1) centos/redhat possess no built-in means of block-level replication
> via GFS / RHCS
> 2) openfiler provides some manor of block-level replication
> 3) there's "beta" software out there that can do it, but it might not
> be a good idea for production (drbd)
> 
> Just for reference; my hardware vendor can set me up with a Supermicro
> Superserver with 8tb of SAS disk space on hardware raid, 8g of ram and
> a 5410 quad core cpu for about $4500.  From Dell, I can buy an empty
> SAN box for about $5000, and then pay $500 ea for 1tb sas disks that I
> can buy retail for about $200.  The Dell solution provides no
> replication either.  The only thing I see Dell providing in this case
> is a brand name and an on-site warranty.  Given the most likely item
> to fail in a storage server is going to be the storage, I don't see
> the on-site warranty being a big bonus, since they still have to ship
> you a new drive.
> 
> -Gordon

Who is your hardware vendor if you don't mind me asking?
That is a very good deal on the storage.

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