[clug] Managing NAS units?

Edward Lang edlang at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 00:50:21 GMT 2007


On 11/2/07, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Chris Smart wrote:
> > 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.
> 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.

Chris, are you aiming for speed or capacity? If it's the latter, you should
be fine; if it's the former, build your own SAN!

Edward C. Lang
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