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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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Where would be the best location to mount a distributed filesystem? [closed]

We are looking at mounting a distributed file system on our RHEL machines and we think that the best location to mount the share is at /var/dfs. Where would the best location be to mount this share?
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distributed file system that works well with multiple small files [closed]

Hi my use case is quite specific. I have 20 Windows 7 machines constantly creating files in my storage; around 98% of these files are 2.1 MB. On average we create 24 million files every 3 days, and ...
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“Junctioned” symbolic links

Does Linux have the capability to use "junctioned" symbolic links? I'm not sure if this is an actual term or not, so let me explain the concept. I have a git repository containing all my ...
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Validate start-dfs.sh

I am trying to setup a Hadoop cluster, where master is my laptop and slave is the virtualbox, following this guide. So, I did, from master: gsamaras@gsamaras:/home/hadoopuser/hadoop/sbin$ sudo ...
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GNU\Linux clustreing , Which level? Which application? [closed]

I need to start GNU* clustering, But I have problem, Which level: DB level? (replication) file system? (distributed) process level ? (such as intel fortran for civilization softwares) new process ? ...
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How do I choose the right distributed file system software for my Minecraft server?

I run a popular Minecraft server, and I plan to setup a hyperscale infrastructure that has the ability to scale more than what it can do right now. I currently have 3 dedicated servers with ...
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clvm (cman) has problems with dlm

I am trying to create a volume group which is accessible on two servers with clvm. I read about it and it looks like it is most easily to do this with cman. But after hours of testing I cannot achieve ...
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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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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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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
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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 ...