[lug] JBOD File Browser?

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Tue Sep 20 10:13:27 MDT 2011

On 09/16/2011 11:58 AM, Lori Reed wrote:
> Has anyone run across a file browser that could treat two or more drives
> (mount points, actually) as a single entity similar to JBOD but
> guaranteeing that no single file will ever span drives?
> Or how about software that would allow two or more external drives to be
> mounted with a single mount point in a JBOD fashion?

The situation we have here is multiple 6-9TB raid5 arrays on two different 
machines.  These are available on our network as /data/cora#.  I also make 
available a merged tree using symbolic links to the highest unique file or 
directory as /data/cora that I create using the attached script, as follows:

/usr/local/bin/mktree /export/cora /data/cora{1,2,3,5,6}

(I don't currently have a cora4)

You could probably do something similar.  The /export/cora directory is only 
writable by root.  One issue with this system is that if a user is creating a 
new "top level" file or directory they still need to do it directly in one of 
the constituent directories.

Orion Poplawski
Technical Manager                     303-415-9701 x222
NWRA/CoRA Division                    FAX: 303-415-9702
3380 Mitchell Lane                  orion at cora.nwra.com
Boulder, CO 80301              http://www.cora.nwra.com
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