[clug] Managing NAS units?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Nov 2 00:36:29 GMT 2007

Chris Smart wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Hi,
> Wondering if people have advice on the best way to manage a bunch of NAS
> units on a network? I was thinking of using LVM to present them as a
> single device and share from a server.
> Is this a good idea? Am I stupid? Ok, I'll re-phrase that..

That's pretty horrible isn't it? The intermediary server ends up having 
to receive every packet for a file operation, and then send it out to 
the actual NAS device.

Netapp does this with a crazy symlink tree thing. That's lame though.


More information about the linux mailing list