[Ilugc] Re: [ubuntu-in] Distributed File System
venkatesh88 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 22:51:21 IST 2010
On 22 March 2010 19:46, Ninad Pundalik
<ninad... at gmail.com<ninadsp16289 at gmail.com>
> How tough would it be to implement this on top of sshfs? Mount all
> the partitions other than root for 'clients' onto a common location on
> a 'server', and then all the clients can mount that mountpoint and
> access the entire hierarchy? I have no idea if any problems of
> recursive nature will happen, but I guess you can worry about it
> later, as the current set of users is primarily Windows based and we
> don't expect them to play around with stuff. I've tried doing cyclic
> mounts between 2 systems, but I was sane enough to not experiment by
> remounting the mountpoint at the 'server' on to the client again.
If I understood you currently then:
Have a server with say /mountpoint and mount multiple client's
/freediskspace to it /mountpoint/cli1, /mountpoint/cli2, /mountpoint/cli3..
and have all the clients mount server's /mountpoint to say ~/User?
In this case, I would say that the amount of userspace available to a user
is limited. It acts more of a "samba like shared-folders" where you have
read-write permission. So, if a person uses up all the space available on
/mountpoint/cli1/mydir he'd have to manually move/create another directory
in /mountpoint/cli2/mydir. Which is not ideal.
Ilug-c members have suggested GlusterFS and openafs, I'd be looking into it
for now, if I receive no other suggestions. (Thanks guys!)
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