Storage cluster with FreeBSD

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Fri Oct 26 04:22:03 PDT 2007

On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:27:16 +0200 (CEST)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> >
> > 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).
> yes
> > - dynamic sizing : add servers, storage grows.
> no. you may have more remote/virtual volumes,
> > - resilience to node loss.
> >
> no.
> 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 :)

cool, thanks for the pointers... I had a side note to review these in conjunction with ggate. So, is there any logical volume manager that works properly under 6.x or 7, ala LVM2 in Linux? ( I know of vinum, but the way I understand it is is pre-GEOM ).

thanks Wojciech! :)

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