[OpenAFS] Which storage technology to use for terabytes of storage with AFS?

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:34:22 -0500

Steve Devine wrote:
> Jason Edgecombe wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Traditionally, we have used direct-attached scsi disk packs on Sun Sparc
>> servers running Solaria 9 for OpenAFS. This has given us the most bang
>> for the buck. We forgo RAID because we have the backup capabilities
>> of AFS.
>> What types of storage technologies are other AFS sites using for their
>> AFS vicep partitions? We need to figure our future direction for the
>> next couple of years. Fibre channel seems all the rage, but it's quite
>> expensive. I'm open to any and all feedback. What works? What doesn't?
>> What offers the best bang for the buck on an OpenAFS server?
>> This is for an academic environment that fills both academic and
>> research needs. Researchers are asking for lots of AFS space (200GB+).
>> Of course this needs to be backed up as well.
>> Thanks,
>> Jason
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> We are using Iscsi for user vols. We put volumes that require higher
> performance on a Fiber Based San.
What's serving the iSCSI? Is it a storage appliance of some sort?