[CentOS] "upstream" Storage Server fully OSS?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 17:12:00 UTC 2012


On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:48 AM, Ted Miller <tedlists at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> If RHSS is not available or suitable, other suggestions welcome.  I need a
> file system/server with:
>
> * primary function is serving MP3 files for playback in a radio station
> environment in Haiti
>      * if the system goes down all your clients (listeners) know it
>      * they know it NOW
>      * they know how long it takes to get it back up
> * High Availability as the primary concern
> * ability to administrate via web interface or similar by non-Linux-savvy
> IT staff.
> * ability to grow file system from 2-3TB to 20-50TB by simply adding disks
> and/or adding 'bricks'
> * clients will all be Windows computers, so files accessible by CIFS
> * critical application is read-only
> * prefer a system that would continue serving files even if the network
> goes down (but have not found such a system yet for Windows clients).

Is it possible to change the application so it uses http to get
content or uses a distributed database natively?  Distributed
failure-tolerant systems are a lot easier if you don't even try to
provide filesystem semantics that require a lot of atomic operations.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com


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