I jump into this loop with different alternative -- ip-based block device. And I saw few successful cases with "HAST + UCARP + ZFS + FreeBSD". If zfsonlinux is robust enough, trying "DRBD + PACEMAKER + ZFS + LINUX" is definitely encouraged.
Thanks. Fred > -----Original Message----- > From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss- > boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Nico Williams > Sent: 星期四, 四月 26, 2012 14:00 > To: Richard Elling > Cc: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [zfs-discuss] cluster vs nfs > > On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM, Richard Elling > <richard.ell...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Apr 25, 2012, at 8:30 PM, Carson Gaspar wrote: > > Reboot requirement is a lame client implementation. > > And lame protocol design. You could possibly migrate read-write NFSv3 > on the fly by preserving FHs and somehow updating the clients to go to > the new server (with a hiccup in between, no doubt), but only entire > shares at a time -- you could not migrate only part of a volume with > NFSv3. > > Of course, having migration support in the protocol does not equate to > getting it in the implementation, but it's certainly a good step in > that direction. > > > You are correct, a ZFS send/receive will result in different file > handles on > > the receiver, just like > > rsync, tar, ufsdump+ufsrestore, etc. > > That's understandable for NFSv2 and v3, but for v4 there's no reason > that an NFSv4 server stack and ZFS could not arrange to preserve FHs > (if, perhaps, at the price of making the v4 FHs rather large). > Although even for v3 it should be possible for servers in a cluster to > arrange to preserve devids... > > Bottom line: live migration needs to be built right into the protocol. > > For me one of the exciting things about Lustre was/is the idea that > you could just have a single volume where all new data (and metadata) > is distributed evenly as you go. Need more storage? Plug it in, > either to an existing head or via a new head, then flip a switch and > there it is. No need to manage allocation. Migration may still be > needed, both within a cluster and between clusters, but that's much > more manageable when you have a protocol where data locations can be > all over the place in a completely transparent manner. > > Nico > -- > _______________________________________________ > zfs-discuss mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss