[CentOS] NFS vs SMb vs iSCSI for remote backup mounts

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Jan 29 08:04:43 UTC 2010


Dave wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com 
> <mailto:rudiahlers at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     let's keep the question simple. WHICH filesystem would be best for
>     this type of operation? SMB, NFS, or iSCSI?
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> As someone said, these are all bad if your channel is insecure.  
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> Actually I know nothing about iSCSI, maybe it is more robust. 

normally, iSCSI is done over dedicated SAN networks not even connected 
to your normal LAN

I suppose it can be secured but usually there's not even any 
authnetication, just targets masked by the initiators IP




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