Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Welcome to the world of Parallel filesystem (Score 1) 557

by a3217055 (#13875948) Attached to: Building a Massive Single Volume Storage Solution?
The best way to have access to have all that idea is to have a parallel filesystem. There are many type of parallel filessytems. Some are designed for certain types of files others for other sorts.

PVFS and GPFS can be said to be the two most useful type of filesystems to be in use. I would reccomend that you use somethng like attached storage through fibre or through a SCSI because if a part of the array goes down then you can jump start it by replacing the SCSI array or the storage node.

Make sure your data storage drives are raid 5 so if you have one disk that goes bad then you don't have to call the whole file system to do a recreate.

Making a large filesystem is expensive. But go with the parallel filesystem option you will see how fast and easy it is. And also try to use some 64 bit system so you can have larger ammounts of metadata etc..

And PS with such a large filesystem say bye bye to the inode problem.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

Working...