[Samba] Ideas for distributed Samba servers
robert at leblancnet.us
Sat Apr 10 16:05:24 MDT 2010
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Eric Shubert <ejs at shubes.net> wrote:
> Robert LeBlanc wrote:
>> I'm trying to think about how to setup a Samba system and would like to
>> the brains of some experts. We are looking up put a large amount of
>> ~75TB in a central data center. We have some remote (ok, not remote, but
>> across slower links, ok if you consider several hundred clients over 1Gb
>> be slow) locations that we would like to set up samba servers that 'cache'
>> the file system and serve it up to the clients in the building and sync
>> the main data center storage. The idea is have a couple of TB that are
>> located in the building that serve up the Samba share. When a client
>> requests a file, if it's in the local cache it is served up from there, if
>> not then the Samba server grabs the file from the main data center and
>> serves it to the client. When a file is written, something like rsync is
>> used to transfer only difference back to the main data center. The problem
>> is that I'm not sure of a file system that does this. We are using Lustre
>> our HPC, but this won't do what we want.
>> Any suggestions are welcome.
>> Robert LeBlanc
>> Life Sciences & Undergraduate Education Computer Support
>> Brigham Young University
> I'm curious to know what you came up with for this. Care you share?
> We haven't come up with anything yet. We are still thinking this over. It's
not pressing yet as we don't have the storage yet.
Life Sciences & Undergraduate Education Computer Support
Brigham Young University
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