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How shareable is /var/cache?

I know that some subdirectories of /var/cache are pretty much shareable, for example /var/cache/pacman (in case of ArchLinux), and possibly others (/var/cache/man?), but at least /var/cache/ldconfig ...
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Shared home directories with local duplication

I have a couple Linux computers which are all in the same network. Currently, I use rsync to copy my dotfiles and the like to each machine every couple of days from the master computer. Ideally, I ...
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Recommendations for replacing a GFS cluster?

I have a couple of CentOS GFS-clusters (GFS as in Global File System) using a shared disk in a Fibre Channel SAN. They are mature now, and the time has come to start planning for their replacement. ...
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Peer to peer~ish LAN storage

I have a distributed application that consists in a main CMS server where "human" users can upload videos, pictures (media content, basically) and a bunch of "players" that play those videos or ...
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Why is the Sun NFS (Network File System) the choice of filesystem for many distributed filesystems out there?

Apparently some of my peers were talking about it today, and I was wondering what was so special about this file system that makes it the choice behind a lot of distributed file systems, as opposed to ...
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raid 1/LVM at the level of directories (aka mknodding a directory)

I just experienced data loss, so I am interested in some form of data duplication. I was thinking of mdadm and companions to raid 1 through software. However, I just want a given, not too big ...
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Virtualbox, mounting guest directory on host computer

Is there a way to mount a directory residing on my VB guest (linux) on my host (linux)? I know I can do it the other way around with the shared folders feature on Virtualbox, but is there a way to do ...
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Small Distributed Computing Cluster

I'm a high school student trying to build a linux cluster for a project (I have a bunch of decent computers slated for re-image this summer, so the tech department basically says as long as I don't ...
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What are you using instead of DCE Distributed File System?

What are you using instead of DCE Distributed File System? How does it compare? Or are you still using it? Note that DCE/DFS is not Microsoft Distributed File System