[CentOS] NAS Storage server question

Ron Lorah dark at telux.org
Thu Jun 11 14:31:26 UTC 2009

I use NFS - stable solution, but if your looking more for redundancy, 
use the DRBD and heartbeat
solution you mentioned. I have quite a few system running this - it 
works very well. You may also
use Raid with DRBD. Sorry, I have never used iSCSI Target, looks 
interesting though.


Coert Waagmeester wrote:
> Hello all,
> At our office a have a server running 3 Xen domains. Mail server, etc.
> I want to make this setup more redundant.
> There are a few howtos on the combination of Xen, DRBD, and heartbeat.
> That is probably the best way.
> Another option I am looking at is a piece of shared storage,
> a machine running CentOS with a large software RAID 5 array.
> What is the best means of sharing the storage?
> I would really like to use a combination of an iSCSI target server, and
> GFS or OCFS.
> But the iSCSI target server in the CentOS repos is a 'technology
> preview'
> Have any of you used the iSCSI target server in a production environment
> yet?
> Is NFS and option?
> Kind regards,
> Coert Waagmeester
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