[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Dec 11 16:50:15 PST 2006
> i am looking for a application (most preferably, but not necessarily OSS or
> free software) and that can create distributed, reliable, fault tolerant,
> decentralized, high preformance file server.
how reliable/fault-tolerant? how distributed/decentralized (no servers)?
> I've looked at few P2P file
> storing solutions that store multiple copies of file in different server for
> data reliability but i havent found any solution that would help me access a
> file as flexibly like the local file with high preformance.
do you mean that you want to mount it as a normal filesystem?
> solution would be even better as i want to aovoid the SMB overhead if its
> just a linux based solution!
what is "SMB overhead"? do you mean the overhead of running Samba?
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