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Use my own server as a 'SAN'?


mhamzahkhan
05-12-2009, 00:23
Edit: Oops sorry for the double post

mhamzahkhan
05-12-2009, 00:22
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.

Myatu
27-11-2009, 17:58
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.

freshwire
27-11-2009, 16:33
You can use sshfs/fuse but this is kinda slow...

Ashley
27-11-2009, 11:57
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?