[CentOS] network raid file system/server

Bazooka Joe fastfish at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 18:03:25 UTC 2007

I have never done this but this is where I would start

1 - raid - hardware/software scsi/ide - depending on your money/needs
(personally I like software w/ sata drives)
2 - 2 servers
3 - network raid 1 or rsync
4 - heartbeat to switch the servers when one goes down.


On 6/13/07, Farkas Levente <lfarkas at bppiac.hu> wrote:
> hi,
> we've a few 10-20 server in a lan each has 4-8 hdd. we'd like to create
> one big file server on these server hard disks and we'd like to create
> it in a redundant way ie:
> - if one (or more) of the hdd or server fails the whole filesystem still
> usable and consistent.
> - any server in this farm can see the same storage/filesystem.
> it's someting a big network raid5-6... storage where we have about
> 40<partition added to the same network volume. and there is an fs over
> it which hide all internal network raid functionality.
> is there any such solution? i can't find any way to do this on our
> linux servers.
> thank you for your help in advance.
> --
>   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"
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