On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 08:57 -0700, Amaru Netapshaak wrote:
> I am interested in using something like ZFS for its distributed nature. I run
> a file server
> with samba acting as a PDC. I also run a second server as a BDC. What I would
> like is a method for keeping both servers "shared data" drives in sync when
> both the
> PDC and BDC are running.
> I am currently doing an incremental update twice daily to the BDC using rsync
> SSH. It works, but its just not good enough.. if the PDC goes down, anything
> or altered after midnight or so, isnt propagated to the BDC.
> I understand I can use ZFS to accomplish this easily.. but from what I've
> read, you still
> need to manually push updates to the backup server over ssh via cron. So I
> would still
> have windows of time where the file systems would not be in sync.. am I
> heading in the
> wrong direction here? I am beginning to think I am..
> I've been afraid of NFS for some time.. remembering back to the days when it
> was just
> not safe to use NFS. I may have carried that fear on irrationally.. is NFS a
> solution to my problem these days?
> Thanks for the advice!
you could use ggated/ggatec together with gmirror
> +-+ AMARU
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