[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #913: Support running a storage node per drive easily

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Mon Jan 18 03:17:50 UTC 2010


#913: Support running a storage node per drive easily
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 Reporter:  davidsarah   |           Owner:  nobody   
     Type:  enhancement  |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major        |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  unknown      |         Version:  1.5.0    
 Keywords:  usability    |   Launchpad_bug:           
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Comment(by qwasty):

 I see people all the time complaining about how their RAID system can't
 take new drives of random sizes. Tahoe could solve that problem. It'd be
 the killer app of distributed filesystems.

 From what I gather, Tahoe is ready to do that NOW, with some minor
 technical work. If you could make it "just work", then cut the bloggers
 loose on it, because it's going to get some attention, much like Sun's ZFS
 has. I run [http://www.livebusinesschat.com/] and I can see the potential
 from a business perspective. If a business could just keep adding disks
 without worrying about when they're going to fail, companies could save
 huge bucks. Most of them don't need blazing speed, they just need low cost
 reliable storage. Tahoe is perfect.

 Actually, why not borrow Sun ZFS terminology and call it a "Tahoe storage
 pool"? Tahoe is a lake too, and I know how zooko loves wordplay.

 It's basically some user friendliness that I'm asking for, since it
 appears all the core technology is already in place. You'd have an
 entirely new area that Tahoe would serve with that comparatively simple
 addition.

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