LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2007, 05:10 AM   #1
vivek.sesha
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Regarding Distributed File Systems


hi,
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?

Vivek
 
Old 06-28-2007, 05:29 AM   #2
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 12,126

Rep: Reputation: 985Reputation: 985Reputation: 985Reputation: 985Reputation: 985Reputation: 985Reputation: 985Reputation: 985
Have a look at OpenAFS - (slightly) different architecture, but might what you want.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
IsaacKuo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Distribution: Debian 4.0 Etch
Posts: 1,349

Rep: Reputation: 49
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
distributed file system + transparancy computer General 0 08-15-2006 10:31 AM
Fam with Distributed File System libertarian Linux - Software 0 02-15-2006 05:46 AM
Is arrangement of file systems will differ if we copy a file from FAT 32 to ext 3 ? anindyanuri Linux - Software 2 02-20-2005 11:39 AM
Distributed file system in Linux? longblock454 Linux - Networking 4 11-02-2004 05:37 PM
snort error: newly created file is older than distributed files! rufassa Linux - Security 1 11-07-2003 08:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration