Florent Thoumie wrote:
> Adam Maloney wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Eric Anderson wrote:
>>
>>> Speaking of filesytems , I have a real need for a global filesystem
>>> (or

>>
>>
>>
>> "me too"
>>
>> I played with CODA a few months ago but it didn't seem to be solid, and
>> didn't fit my needs. Everything else I've looked at is Linux-only.
>> Please follow-up to the list, I'd be very interested in seeing what
>> other projects are available.
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>
>
> I don't know if DRBD [1] is a good implementation (Linux only), but it
> works flawlessly, replication is fast (i got ~35MB/s) and it's quite
> simple to get it working.
>
> ENBD [2] isn't based on the same concept, it "exports" block devices
> through network via userland application, though it needs a kernel
> module for client side.
>
> I'd like something like DRBD exists for FreeBSD but I'm not aware of
> such an implementation.
>
> [1] http://www.drbd.org/
> [2] http://www.it.uc3m.es/~ptb/nbd/


GEOM Gate does a part of this. I thing using vinum+geom gate you could get a similar setup.

However, this isn't exactly what I want - I don't need a 'mirror', I need a cluster of active machines serving the same disk data.

For what it's worth, there is an nbd port:
net/nbd-server

Eric



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