[linux-lvm] HA Fileserver configuration recommendation sought.

Dan Stromberg strombrg at dcs.nac.uci.edu
Sat Nov 20 00:13:45 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 11:24 -0800, David S. wrote:
> You can use PVFS2 (http://www.pvfs.org/pvfs2/) to aggregate disks from
> multiple servers into on big file system.  Though PVFS2 is specifically
> designed for parallel applications, and may not be suited for your
> purposes.  You can sort-of do it with AFS (http://www.openafs.org),
> with mutiple file servers servicing the same name space.  AFS is again
> rather different from an "ordinary" file system, however.  I know you
> can do it with IBM's GPFS (http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/clusters/software/gpfs.html);
> we use GPFS here on two servers attached to an IBM SAN to create a
> 6.5T file system.  But if you decide to take a run at GPFS, don't
> blame me.

Does PVFS2 have posix semantics these days?

My understanding is that IBM will only support GPFS on IBM hardware...

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