[CentOS] Netapp like snapshots using Centos 5/6 direct attached storage

Sun Oct 23 18:54:09 UTC 2011
Lorenzo Martínez Rodríguez <lorenzo at lorenzomartinez.es>

Hello, is mandatory for you to use Linux?
I am using FreeNAS to share ZFS volumes via NFS and CIFS and it works 
really great!

El 23/10/11 20:33, Ray Van Dolson escribió:
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 09:56:52AM -0400, Scott McKenzie wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm researching the best method of providing about 20 users in a
>> production environment the same functionality as they would have on a
>> Netapp NFS share.  The O/S I will be using is CentOS 5 or 6 (max flex
>> on which one) and the hardware is a disk array directly (12 SAS disks
>> 7TB un-configured brand new) attached to a HP 580 G 7.
>> I've done some reading on ZFS on Linux ,fuse-ZFS, BRTFS ,rsnapshot,
>> snapFS.
>> Any one have some advice or experiences to share?
>> Thanks,
>> spuds
> ZFS will be the best, but FUSE ZFS is going to be slower and native ZFS
> on Linux is still pretty young.
> If you're tied to Linux and your users need absolute stability, I'd go
> with tried and true LVM.  If they can be a little more tolerant to
> churn / downtime / adventure, the other options you mentioned could
> become doable.
> If you're _not_ tied to Linux, take a look at Nexenta Community Edition
> or Illumos / Solaris Express.
> Not familiar with your array, but if it does hardware based snapshots,
> might be an option as well.
> Ray
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