[CentOS] "upstream" Storage Server fully OSS?

Nux! nux at li.nux.ro
Wed Nov 21 09:51:08 UTC 2012

On 20.11.2012 01:15, Ted Miller wrote:
> On 11/19/2012 12:12 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:48 AM, Ted Miller<tedlists at sbcglobal.net>  
>> wrote:
>>> If RHSS is not available or suitable, other suggestions welcome.  I 
>>> need a
>>> file system/server with:
>>> * primary function is serving MP3 files for playback in a radio 
>>> station
>>> environment in Haiti
>>>       * if the system goes down all your clients (listeners) know 
>>> it
>>>       * they know it NOW
>>>       * they know how long it takes to get it back up
>>> * High Availability as the primary concern
>>> * ability to administrate via web interface or similar by 
>>> non-Linux-savvy
>>> IT staff.
>>> * ability to grow file system from 2-3TB to 20-50TB by simply 
>>> adding disks
>>> and/or adding 'bricks'
>>> * clients will all be Windows computers, so files accessible by 
>>> CIFS
>>> * critical application is read-only
>>> * prefer a system that would continue serving files even if the 
>>> network
>>> goes down (but have not found such a system yet for Windows 
>>> clients).
>> Is it possible to change the application so it uses http to get
>> content or uses a distributed database natively?  Distributed
>> failure-tolerant systems are a lot easier if you don't even try to
>> provide filesystem semantics that require a lot of atomic 
>> operations.
> Application is commercial, not changeable.  It wants to see a local 
> drive,
> if possible.  Will tolerate (with warnings) a network share.  Most of 
> the
> critical operations are read-only (play back a file on the air).

Then it looks like GlusterFS is your only choice. Otherwise Openstack 
Swift might have worked, too, if it hadn't been HTTP only.

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