Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server
User Name
Linux - Server This forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Bharat
Distribution: RedHat, Debian, FreeBSD, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 114

Rep: Reputation: 16
distributed file system... can we do this effectively using linux

How can we create a common Q drive using linux that meets the following needs ?

It should be possible to logically the common Q drive into smaller partitions, each managed by a custodian

The custodian of a partition, should be able to monitor and control the usage of a partition.

Presently, Q drives are used as shared folders in different locations over WAN. (so the network traffic and server load will be a factor, not all the files of Q - drive is required among locations.)

Present Q drives are on windows platform.

Do we have a better option over microsoft's DFS?

Thanks and Regards
Old 04-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Debian 11
Posts: 8,153

Rep: Reputation: 498Reputation: 498Reputation: 498Reputation: 498Reputation: 498
It has always been possible in Linux to have different portions a file system controlled by different people. You can use file permissions, ownership, and groups to split up the ownership any way that you want. The ownership areas do not have to correspond to partitions but they can if you want.

Steve Stites
Old 04-01-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora, Gentoo
Posts: 209

Rep: Reputation: 36
I'm not sure what you mean by 'Q drive', but SAMBA will support Microsoft DFS See here. There's also proper distributed filesystems like GlusterFS. Have a look here.


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 11:31 AM
Fam with Distributed File System libertarian Linux - Software 0 02-15-2006 06:46 AM
Linux for distributed system AdamTheFirst Linux - Hardware 4 11-05-2004 02:24 AM
Linux for distributed system AdamTheFirst Linux - Distributions 1 11-04-2004 04:38 PM
Distributed file system in Linux? longblock454 Linux - Networking 4 11-02-2004 06:37 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.

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