Le vendredi 01 octobre, Linux Expert écrivit : > I manage 2 offices which are connected via a VPN link, and both sets of > users need access to a large filesystem (550GB). > > Currently we have a single fileserver (Samba domain member) on one side, but > users on the other side of the VPN are frustrated with the slowness. > There's no easy way to divide the filesystem, and users from both offices > work together on the same files. > > I'd like to setup two fileservers, one in each office, which both have a > local copy of the large filesystem. So it would be like a multi-master > fileserver. > > I can't setup something like an rsync script thru a cronjob, as I also need > file locks, etc to work properly since it's common for 2 users to open the > same file on each side. > > I've been looking at the Lustre filesystem, which is meant for DFS on > clusters. I think it's the closest solution to what I want to do, but want > to get your opinions to know if that's my best option, as I don't want to > head down the wrong path. If there's any alternative solutions please let > me know your thoughts. > > Thanks Linux have native shared clustered filesystems : GFS and OCFS. You can have them over DRBD for replication between servers. But I think it will be really slow accross a VPN. Other distributed filesystems like OpenAFS and Coda can be usefull, but I never tried them qs they are quite complex to setup (Kerberos...).
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