[CentOS] "upstream" Storage Server fully OSS?

Ted Miller tedlists at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 20 01:34:18 UTC 2012


> On 2012-11-19 9:48 PM, Ted Miller wrote:
>> Is the "upstream" Storage Server fully open source, or are parts of it
>> closed source?
>>
>> Are the RPMs to build one already in the Centos repo? If not, are there
>> any plans to offer them?
>>
>> I am looking for something free to use in Haiti, that will offer redundant
>> file storage and automatic failover to a second set of hardware in case of
>> a failure of the primary hardware.
>>
>> 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). This
>> would require something like Ceph with a full (non-server) windows client,
>> so the local node would continue to function until the network came back up.
>> * throughput is not a large issue
>>
>> Ted Miller
>> Elkhart, IN
>>
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On 11/19/2012 09:43 AM, Banyan He wrote:
 > What is this upstream you talk about? Do you have a website for it?
 > Kinda interest into this thing. Unfortunantely, I dont find it from
 > google.
 > ------------
 > Banyan He
 > Blog: http://www.rootong.com
 > Email: banyan at rootong.com

"upstream (noun)
     In free and open source projects, the upstream of a program or set of 
programs is the project that develops those programs."

    From Fedora
    (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Staying_close_to_upstream_projects):

In general, when Centos folks refer to upstream in general terms, they are 
talking about RedHat.  It often seems to be used in order to avoid too much 
use of the Trademarked name that makes Centos possible.

If someone is talking about a specific program (say apache or MySQL) and 
they refer to upstream, they are probably referring to the developers of 
that specific program.

Ted Miller

P.S. I moved your top-post to the bottom of the email, in order to conform 
with list protocol.  Learn to bottom-post.  It makes it easier for other 
readers to follow a thread as it progresses.


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