[CentOS] "upstream" Storage Server fully OSS?

Ted Miller tedlists at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 20 01:15:26 UTC 2012


On 11/19/2012 12:12 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.
>
Application is commercial, not changeable.  It wants to see a local drive, 
if possible.  Will tolerate (with warnings) a network share.  Most of the 
critical operations are read-only (play back a file on the air).

Ted Miller



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