[ILUG] iSCSI & Shared Storage Question
john at nuatech.net
Wed Nov 14 13:21:14 GMT 2007
Not sure about Novell. But on Redhat/Centos you would use GFS and
Cluster aware LVM (CLVM).
On Nov 14, 2007 11:30 AM, AJ McKee <aj.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All.
> I have two Linux boxes running iscsid and an iscsi device with about
> 4TB of storage. Previously I used to split the storage into different
> targets to be accessed and mounted by servers with their own dedicated
> target, i.e. machine X would mount target A and Y would mount target
> Now I have the need to share a common storage location, C, with server
> X and server Y. I can create a target and allow both access to it, but
> the question I have is, what file system should I use for C? I don't
> want server X complaining because server Y wrote lots of data to C
> that it did not know about (Ext3). Or worse still, X and Y are writing
> to the same file on C.
> As I am using Novell OESSP2, I don't think I have the option to
> install OCFS (will need to verify that).
> Has anyone got any pointers, anecdotes or advice on a possible
> solution? I'm reading away but it would be nice to hear from the real
> world too :)
> Thanks in advance
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