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How Does DFS Replication in Windows 2008 Handle Write/Delete in Rapid Succession

We'd like to replicate a mail drop folder between two servers; however, as files are written to the source folder, a timer job on that server is also regularly processing and deleting them, meaning ...
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How backup a distributed file system?

Note: This is a "theoretical" question, as I haven't got that kind of data yet. If you have a distributed file system spanning a dozen or more servers, and TBs of data, how do you perform backups of ...
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Ceph: Why is a greater number of “placement groups” a “bad thing”?

I have been researching distributed databases and file systems, and while I was originally mostly interested in Hadoop/HBase because I'm a Java programmer, I found this very interesting document about ...
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Distributed Microsoft SQL server deployment - Cluster?

I have a website, I want to host on two diffident very far deployments. I have a rather good connection between them. But the users have a good connection only to what's near them. My Idea is to ...
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Using DFS roots as shared folders

I am curious if I can use DFS roots as shared folders without using any DFS links. Some background: I like the idea of using DFS for name abstraction. By using domain-based namespaces, I can abstract ...
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Are we using DFS “wrong”?

We are a company that has branches across the country. We have a minimum of 1 T1 to each branch and a maxiumum of 2 T1s. We have a DFS server at each branch and at our main office. In the past week ...
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Can you create a glusterfs with existing data in a directory?

I'm looking into convert a single server/comp into the start of a glusterfs distributed system. I already have a directory mounted on this server of 24TB RAID. I want to use this initial computer to ...
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Experience with MooseFS? [closed]

Anyone have any experience using MooseFS? I want an easy distributed storage platform to store static data archive of about 10 TB and serve it to 20-40 nodes. Also I want to be able to add storage ...
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Clustering filesystem for small files

I'm looking for a distributed filesystem which I could use for storing lots of small files (<1MB usually). What I want to get is: 2 servers which have the fs mounted themselves and mirror the ...
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GlusterFS with RAID-1

Is it possible to use GlusterFS to have more flexible FS and to support higher capacity + RAID-1 to have redundancy to avoid data loss in case of failure? I need to get a mirrored FS that has high ...
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Server setup for image storage

I need to store 25M Photos in 4 sizes = total 100M Files, the filesize will vary between 3Kb and 200 kb per file and the used storage at beginning is about 14-15 TB. Our goal is to have the data on ...
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How can I tie togeather extra space on Macintosh desktops with a distributed filesystem?

I have access to a bunch of Mac desktops, the hard drives of which are under-utilized. I want to set up a distributed filesystem to gang them together into one large virtual volume. The server has to ...
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What are the functionalities of Distributed File systems and Distributed Storage Systems?

i'm reading cloud vendors solutions for the distributed storage systems such as Amazon Dynamo and Google Big Table. and really confused in two terms : what is Distrubuted file systems, Do cloud ...
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Distributed file systems

I need to implement a distributed storage system for a set of nodes(devices) connected in a mesh network. So what basically my design goals are: The storage system should be capable of handling ...
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Is there a Distributed SAN/Storage System out there? [closed]

Like many other places, we ask our users not to save files to their local machines. Instead, we encourage that they be put on a file server so that others (with appropriate permissions) can use them ...
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GlusterFS vs Ceph, which is better for production use for the moment? [closed]

I am evaluating GlusterFS and Ceph, seems Gluster is FUSE based which means it may be not as fast as Ceph. But looks like Gluster got a very friendly control panel and is ease to use. Ceph was ...
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How does NFS read cache work on Debian?

I am planning to use NFS to serve out many small files. They will be read very often so client side caching is crucial. Does NFS handle this? Is there a way to increase the client side caching in some ...
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which is the best choice of serving static media files of a website with heavy traffic?

Take a look at this list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_file_systems#Distributed_parallel_fault-tolerant_file_systems and which is the best choice for storing large number of static media files ...
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How to store all static media files of a website with heavy traffic?

I heard of some distributed file systems like Gluster and Moose. Are there any better ideas out there that I am not aware of?
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Geographically distributed file system with preferred locality

I'm building a application that needs to distribute a standard file server across a few sites over a WAN. Basically, each site needs to write a lot of misc files of varying size (some in the 100s MB ...
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Distributed File Systems

So, I've been reading several articles around ServerFault as well as google. (For Example, this link) My Requirements are very similar to the link above, however i'd like to also have dynamic or at ...
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file systems - theoretical

I have some theoretical questions which I'm not clear with, so if someone can explain I would be very grateful, it's related to file systems. What I want to ask, in a distributed system, if we have ...
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Setting up distributed fault tolerant storage at home

I am tired of worrying about data loss at home. My wife is a semi pro photographer, and essentially all of our family memories are digital (and we ought to convert the ones that are not). I am ...
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Distributed storage with UNC share?

What approach would you take to build a massive storage, using multiple PC's running Linux OS? The recipe I would like to use sounds like this: take 10 PCs equipped with six 2TB disks, install your ...
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Intermittent Windows Server network share freezes for some users

The preamble: I have the following setup - 2 Servers consisting of Windows 2003 R2 on Dell Poweredge 2950, dual quad core Xeons, 8GB RAM, MD1000 external RAID unit Both servers are setup with 5 ...
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What should be done with excess computing resources after converting to thin clients?

I work part time for a small private school. The 24 node computer lab kept having hardware failures (mostly drives and cooling fans) so I turned it into a Linux based thin client network. Although the ...