[linux-lvm] Distributed LVM/filesystem/storage

Gerrard Geldenhuis Gerrard.Geldenhuis at datacash.com
Fri May 30 08:03:35 UTC 2008

Maybe have a look at GFS.


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> Subject: [linux-lvm] Distributed LVM/filesystem/storage
> Hi!
> I'm just thinking about using my friend's overly empty harddisks for a
> common large filesystem by merging them all together into a single,
> large storage pool accessible by everybody.
> However I still fail to find a good approach. One initial idea was to
> export all physical volumes (partitions or full disks) vie NBD, join
> them all on a single machine into one VG/LV, create a filesystem and
> re-export that via NFS/SMB/...  However, all data would need to go
> through the net twice. While speed isn't the most important thing here
> (but storage is!), that's way suboptimal.
> I also thought about something like tahoe (www.allmydata.org), or
> other P2P based approaches like Freenet, but I'm not sure if that's a
> good start.
> It would be nice to see if anybody of you did the same before (merging
> the free space from a lot computers into one commonly used large
> filesystem), if it was successful and what techniques
> (LVM/NBD/DM/MD/iSCSI/Tahoe/Freenet/Other P2P/...) you used to get
> and how well that worked out in the end.
> Thanks, JBG
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