[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?
josh.kayse at gtri.gatech.edu
Mon Dec 11 15:32:43 EST 2006
On Sat, 2006-12-09 at 08:21 +0545, samit wrote:
> hello list,
> i am looking for a application (most preferably, but not necessarily
> OSS or free software) and that can create distributed, reliable, fault
> tolerant, decentralized, high preformance file server. I've looked at
> few P2P file storing solutions that store multiple copies of file in
> different server for data reliability but i havent found any solution
> that would help me access a file as flexibly like the local file with
> high preformance. Cross platform solution would be even better as i
> want to aovoid the SMB overhead if its just a linux based solution!
> PLEASE RECOMENT ME SOMETHING!? feel free to suggest any solutions that
> even qualifies half of this criteria!
In house we use DRBD as reliable, fault-tolerant NFS servers. It's
worked well for us so far and meets some of your requirements. Version
0.8 supports multi-master but ymmv. Also, it only supports 2 machines
that can act as part of the group, so it's not that distributed.
Hope this helps.
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