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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS on Centos



Hi,

On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 10:29 +0100, Geoff Galitz wrote:
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> We are investigating deploying GFS across a small pool of servers:
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> Centos 5.1 x86_64
> GigE Networking
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> The data will consist of approximately 400GB of small JPG files accessed by
> an inhouse java app.  The entire cluster is 50 machines but only 7 will
> require access to this data repository.
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> GFS2 is not ready, yet... but my main question is, is it worth it to wait
> for GFS2?  We are also looking at glusterfs.  
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> Our goal is:
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> - low administrative (sysadm) overhead
> - good performance when accessing lots of small files (<100Mb)

Depending on just how small the files are, then possilbly it might be
worth your while. A few tens of Mb is big enough to be considered
"large" I think, but if you are thinking of running something like an
email server with maildir spools, then it would certainly be worth
waiting for GFS2,

Steve.

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> Geoff Galitz
> Blankenheim NRW, Deutschland
> http://www.galitz.org
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