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Old 10-21-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
Roboam León López
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Smile Pick: GFS or GNBD or NFS To make a single FS


Hello everyone, I have a simple question and I hope someone can help me. I’m working in a lab with 25 desktops and my boss told me that he want to set a common file system to all desktops using only 2 or 3 desktops (so we can use several small hard drives). I’m reading about GFS and I’m not quite sure if it is the solution or if I can use only GNBD to do that. We don’t need quotas. Should I use GFS?. Someone told me I could use NFS, What would you do?
 
Old 10-22-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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You could try using pNFS (http://www.pnfs.com/), but GFS is pretty much the standard at the moment.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 03:21 AM   #3
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Hello everyone, I have a simple question and I hope someone can help me. I’m working in a lab with 25 desktops and my boss told me that he want to set a common file system to all desktops using only 2 or 3 desktops (so we can use several small hard drives). I’m reading about GFS and I’m not quite sure if it is the solution or if I can use only GNBD to do that. We don’t need quotas. Should I use GFS?. Someone told me I could use NFS, What would you do?
As far as I understand it it could help you to have a look at http://www.open-sharedroot.org . It'll help you build up "diskless" clusters of servers/desktop on GFS/NFS basis.

Have fun.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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Thanks Zyglow and elcody02 you have been very helpful I"ll give a try to GFS and if I can't do it I'll try pNFS or other solution, the page http://www.open-sharedroot.org looks very promessing.

I've another question, can I concatenate 2 GFS in 2 diferent computers to make a sigle one?
 
Old 10-25-2007, 07:30 PM   #5
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I had another idea (a picture is worth a thosand words):
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Is this doable?? or is it worth it?

Again ->> Picture here<<-

Last edited by Roboam León López; 10-25-2007 at 07:35 PM.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 02:52 AM   #6
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Thanks Zyglow and elcody02 you have been very helpful I"ll give a try to GFS and if I can't do it I'll try pNFS or other solution, the page http://www.open-sharedroot.org looks very promessing.

I've another question, can I concatenate 2 GFS in 2 diferent computers to make a sigle one?
Yes like in your picture with GNBD that should be possible. Keep in mind that by concatenating or striping more blockdevices you decrease the availability of the storage.
 
  


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