Coda File System

Re: big coda / bsd vs. linux / intermezz vs. coda vs. lustre

From: Lionix <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 18:26:58 +0100 wrote:

>- Would coda have trouble with large filesystems, in the range 600Gb - 1.5Tb?
>  (E.g., a raid)

Nice trip..
But with a raid array sytem you soon have a little tolerance sytem no ????
Do you plan to replicate you raid storage servers ???

The reponse to your question some weeks ago would certainly have been : 
closer to impossible !

But the RVM for storage really depend of your fs tree ( file 
Have a look to recents posts....
So it's really difficult to answer....
Could be possible,  but you'll certainly be soonly disturbed / limited.
You'll have to fine tune servers in the realm....
A limit you have to pay attention would be the maximum volume size for 
backup ( 2Gb ).
( Sure, a server replication is a way of on-line backup... )

>- If I were to set up a coda server, and I was just as willing to run
>  Free/Net/OpenBsd or linux, is there a best candidate?

I would forgive OpenBsd for conveniance....
There is no best candidate.... Every of these OS work with coda !
I remember that you have to install gnutools or lib when you'll compile 
on BSD series...

>  + Is intermezzo dead, long live lustre? Or what?

You're not on the right place for this question....

>  + What's the current energy level of coda development these days?

Who's asking that ?

>    The mailing lists seem quite lively, at least.

It is ! :-)

>  + Were one to choose between lustre, coda & intermezzo, can anyone
>    give me a rough picture of the tradeoffs? My criteria are:
>    + private use, can't pay $$$
The three ones match... :-P

>    + disconnected use over WAN
>    + replicated servers good
>    + clients for Win, BSD, linux & Mac good    
Mmmmm..... I've never heared about a Mac version of venus...
Windows venus version is a little bit old...

>  Perhaps this coda/intermezzo/lustre question is a politically charged
>  question of the sort that makes regular members of this mailing list roll
>  their eyes in a here-we-go-again sort of way, and if so, please excuse my
>  ignorance.


Your decision !

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Received on 2004-01-15 12:32:16