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Old 08-31-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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Shared file system question


Hey, new to this forum so I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I have a lun from our SAN pointed towards two rhel 5 servers, which they can both see just fine. I would like to be able to use this shared lun across both servers but I know that isn't possible without a shared file system of some kind. Can anyone point me towards a shared file system that would suite my needs? (I really would like to stay away from GFS if possible, to avoid fencing and other complex components)

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Old 08-31-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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It depends on what your intent with the filesystem is going to be. A simple NFS might do the trick.

Oracle has OCFS2 (Oracle Cluster Filsystem 2) which is open source. It handles things like locks etc... but is using O_DIRECT. It is a good choice for a database but the database ideally should be clustered (e.g. Oracle RAc).

OCFS (the original one) was not good for general utilities but OCFS2 is reportedly much better so may be useful for your purposes.

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Old 08-31-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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I think ocfs2 will good option for you. Recently i tested ocfs2 on my vmware virtual machine setup and it working. My steps to configure ocfs2 is available on
http://linuxinterviews.blogspot.com

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Old 08-31-2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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I think ocfs2 will good option for you. Recently i tested ocfs2 on my vmware virtual machine setup and it working. My steps to configure ocfs2 is available on
http://linuxinterviews.blogspot.com

thnks
Good to hear it worked in vmware, this is where I have my servers built. Thanks for the config information, I will give it a try.
 
  


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