Storage cluster with FreeBSD

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Fri Oct 26 01:27:34 PDT 2007

> I have this pet project, playing with the Lustre Cluster FS. Is there anything similar to this that would run with FreeBSD as the host? ( Clients supported would HAVE to be linux,freebsd, Win32, OSX, ideally over standard protocols with no need for special driver).
> I seem to remember that ggate,  in the GEOM stack, allows for storage over different nodes, but reading about ggate i am not sure it provides what I'm after :
> - storage over a number of nodes (few or large number).

ggate provides remote volume. simply.

> - abstract view of the storage from the client's point of view ( 1 TB storage, doesnt matter how this is setup).

> - dynamic sizing : add servers, storage grows.

no. you may have more remote/virtual volumes,

> - resilience to node loss.

as every good unix tool, doesn't do everything, it does one thing just 
right, remote volumes for ggate.

use ggate with gmirror and gconcat :)

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