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Has anyone got a guide where I can use my own dedicated server as a SAN for my RPS?
Or be able to mount a drive from my dedi onto my RPS?
I think this will be much easier and quicker using my own dedi for storage rather than the SAN itself?
You can use sshfs/fuse but this is kinda slow...
I use GlusterFS almost exclusively (see www.gluster.org). It's extremely flexible, letting you combine multiple servers as a single storage, striping or mirroring, etc. I've found it to be faster than NFS as well. Best of all, it's available in userspace, so you can keep on using OVH's custom, non-modular kernels.
I don't think you can setup your own SAN server for your RPS as you would need a way to tell the BIOS where the iSCSI server is located.
But generally speaking you use tgt (http://stgt.berlios.de/) to easily access some of the space on your dedicated server (I'm guessing this is what you want) as a block device.
It has a bit of overhead as it runs in user space at the moment but overall it works great.
There is also iet (http://iscsitarget.sourceforge.net/) requires a special kernel module. :)
Edit: Oops sorry for the double post
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