[FoRK] Roll your own clowd storage....
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Sat Jun 13 19:03:12 PDT 2009
Cool! Very nice. We need more serious private cloud tools.
It would be interesting to know what the building blocks are. Linux of
course. Samba. Licensed the filesystem client from JungleDisk or someone?
The literature talks about archiving, however it doesn't really refer to
backup, which would be a natural similar capability.
It would be useful to understand how a block-based (i.e. database, most
kinds of email, etc.) application could make use of this. Besides the
obvious: just save logs, etc. and don't try to directly address the
Also, HPC is mentioned. Metrics about scalability would be good.
And it is said that you can just add a new server and turn off an old
one. There should be some kind of dashboard / system monitor to give a
view of replication status of objects. This is needed to show when
there is only a single copy of objects for one reason or another. Some
way is needed to know how to plan for what hardware needs to be added.
Also, it is unclear whether the content router is needed to do
distributed replication. Can you just put servers at different sites
with the free version? Does the base software understand local vs.
Russell Turpin wrote:
> The desktop utility is free:
> As is the clustered storage software, for up to 4Tb:
> In case anyone is curious what I've been up to. ;-)
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