[CentOS] NAS Storage server question
lgroups at waagmeester.co.za
Fri Jun 19 07:17:51 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 15:28 +0200, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Coert Waagmeester schrieb:
> > On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 22:59 +0200, Giuseppe Fuggiano wrote:
> >> 2009/6/11 Coert Waagmeester <lgroups at waagmeester.co.za>:
> >>> Hello all,
> >> Hi,
> >>> 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.
> >> I am using a combination of DRBD+GFS. Since v8.2, DRBD  can be
> >> configured in dual-primary mode . You can mount your local
> >> partitions in r/w mode using a Distributed Lock Manager and GFS. It
> >> works pretty well in my case, both my partitions are correctly
> >> replicated at device block level. Please, note that with this
> >> solution you have to configure a fence device to preserve the file
> >> system integrity. The DRBD documentation contains everything you need
> >> to realize this solution.
> >>  http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/
> >>  http://www.drbd.org/users-guide/s-dual-primary-mode.html
> >> Cheers
> > Hello,
> > Thanks, I will give this a bash, trying to set up GFS now. (very hairy!)
> > What is you guys opinion on OCFS and GlusterFS? Or am I better off
> > sticking with GFS?
> Have it setup by someone who knows what he's doing and who can bail you
> out in case it goes boom.
> Otherwise, you just introduce another layer (or two) of complexity that
> gives you no additional uptime over the one a simple-setup, solid server
> from HP/IBM/Sun (or maybe even Dell) + a UPS will give you.
> What were your primary reasons for outages over the last two years?
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We have not really had major outages yet... Most of our stuff is already
at least RAID 1 (even Windblows) I might just be a little too paranoid.
I have decided that at first I will be going for the DRBD solution.
With the current hardware I have it will be the easiest solution.
Have any of you guys used GlusterFS or OCFS yet?
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