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Old 06-28-2007, 05:10 AM   #1
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Regarding Distributed File Systems

in one of our local networks the server has a huge disk space and we are having a NFS in place. but each client has a 80 GB Hard disk which is literally unused except for a small fraction which goes for some packages. is there anything better that we can do so that we can use the disk space in the clients also efficiently?

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Have a look at OpenAFS - (slightly) different architecture, but might what you want.
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I'm not familiar with how distributed file systems work, but I solved the same problem on my LAN by putting all of the hard drives in my server. My workstations are diskless and boot off of the network.

A less radical "solution" is to simply use the client hard drives for regular file backups. While this doesn't increase your total amount of network storage, it does give you an extra measure of data redundancy in case of server failure.


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