[clug] Super Dumb question. Network filesystems: NFS, CIFS and ???

miloska at gmail.com miloska at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 07:52:15 MDT 2010

> What are the non-raw filesystems available over the network?
> [specifically over ethernet Layer 2 or IP layer 3]
> [specifically not 'raw' methods like iSCSI or DAFS]
>  - Sun's NFS. An oldie, but goldie, modulo bugs/slowness
>  - CIFS/SMB. The one we love to hate :-)
>  - and ???

What do you want to use it for?

On Linux-only GlusterFS can be a good solution. It won't be lightening
fast, but has many nice features, like use multiple servers in mirror
and/or stripped mode (~RAID1 and RAID5).


I use in my test system for a while and deploying in production very soon.

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