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i am currently trying to find a solution to synchronize two storage servers both running open-e dss 6.

  • i need only one-way synchronization (storage A -> storage B)
  • my volume is 30TB in size, therefore dss' replication will not work (at least afaik it only supports volumes up to 16TB)
  • there are about 1.000.000 files to synchronize

i've tried with rsync but things got very, very slow with a million files.

i have no clue if there are any better solutions for this problem, so any help would be very much appreciated!

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What version of rsync did you use and how much memory did it have? – Chopper3 Nov 24 '10 at 16:10

You could potentially use something like DRBD to handle the replication.

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yeah, open-e even supports DRBD -- the problem is, that it seems to be limited to volumes up to 16TB. at least with open-e. or is this a general limitation of DRBD? – harald Nov 24 '10 at 21:50

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