[CentOS] connection speeds between nodes

John Hodrien J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Mar 9 13:40:12 UTC 2011

On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, wessel van der aart wrote:

> does anyone here uses nfs without sync in production? does data corrupt
> often?

Yes, I use it.  If you had an NFS server that regularly died due to hardware
faults, or kernel panics, then I wouldn't consider using it.

> all the data send from the nodes can be reproduced , so i would think an
> error is acceptable if it happens once a month or so.


> are there any other options more suitable in this situation? i thought
> about GFS with iscsi but i'm not sure if that will work if the filesystem
> to be shared already exists in production.

Personally I'd start with NFS first, and then prove that it's not up to the
job.  If it is, it's a whole lot easier than any other option.


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