Currently we have a 10 servers setup as a linux virtual server.
2 Load Balancers (master / slave) 3 Web Servers 2 MySQL Servers (master / slave) 2 Central File Storage Servers (master / slave) 1 Video Converter (irrelevant).
The people we hired to set it up did not anything about GFS, our preferred Central Storage File System Solution. As we have tight time constraint, we just told them to use whatever they were familiar with, which is NFS.
I have since done some research and it seems that NFS is not ideal for us.
I couldn't find much info online about the significant differences between the 2. As far as I have been able to determine, NFS is more suited to home networks, where GFS is much more suitable for the type of setup we have.
Unfortunately, or fortunately (depends how one looks at it) we are facing a total rebuild of our setup.
Server Fault, please can you help me here!
Is GFS really MUCH better for what we want (99.9% uptime, high trafic flow - lots of reading and writing for the filesystem)?
We to choose the solution that is very reliable and also scaleable. Ideally we can add servers as our traffic grows, without (like I said, ideally) being required to take everything offline to rebuild because we chose the wrong central storage solution...
Thanks for your help