[CentOS] OT: Recommendations for a virtual storage server

Sat Jan 29 05:25:02 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 01/28/11 9:19 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:14 PM, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com>  wrote:
>> no way in H*** I'd run a storage server as a VM, especially if its
>> serving the same host as its hosted on.
> *Configuration* storage, such as /etc/ files, sure. Actual backup? No
> virtualized host does that as well as the underlying virtualization
> server. There are plenty of lightweight, robust backup systems, such
> as rsnapshot and Amanda, which can be performanced tuned not to
> overwhelm the resources of the server itself and whose installation
> requirements are quite modest.

the OP wasn't talking about backup servers, he was talking about primary 
NAS/SAN storage for his two virtual servers, having a VM on one of the 
servers providing primary storage for both servers.