[plug] [OT] Is there a open source SAN file system that works on Windows?
daniel at rimspace.net
Wed Mar 25 08:38:00 WST 2009
caston at arach.net.au writes:
> Unfortunately Windows clients need to connect and have multiple
> read/write to a shared ATA over ethernet AoE device.
> Does anyone know if there is a file system and appropriate file system
> driver that will allow Windows to do this?
The Microsoft Cluster services support this. Is there some reason that
doesn't work for you, or are you ...
> Preferably something free. Failing that I guess we're going to share
> it from a machine or spend a little more on a NAS box.
... trying to do this without buying the actual cluster support from the
Sadly, you are probably going to find using a NAS is overall less
costly, since shared disk storage also requires all the other basic
cluster support: quorum, heartbeat, configuration, and so forth.
IBM GPFS and Quantum StorNext both have clients available for Windows,
but I doubt they will bring you much joy on the cost front.
Really, I advise that you just but a NAS, or the Microsoft Cluster
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