[Linux-cluster] using lacie ethernet disk raid as shared storage

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Thu Jun 25 13:51:17 UTC 2009

On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:40:51 -0400, Jeff Sturm <jeff.sturm at eprize.com>

>> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:15:56 +0200, ESGLinux <esggrupos at gmail.com>
>> > ok, I´m always afraid with data corruption and thougth I will have
>> > problems with this, but If you think that there is not problem I´ll
>> > folow your advice ( at my own risk of course, ;-)
>> NFS is designed for concurrent access, it shouldn't cause corruption.
>> anyway, your apache web data is likely to be read-only in most cases
>> anyway. Don't put things like database files into shared access areas,
>> though - that generally won't work, and even when it does, performance
>> will
>> be appalling.
> Or if you still want the redundancy of RHCS and go the DRBD route, you
> always use the shared device for backups.  (That's the ONLY thing I use
> for these days.)

Don't underestimate NFS performance for heavily concurrent I/O with a
significant write load on lots of small file from multiple nodes. There are
things for which NFS is a better solution.


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