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GlusterFS?

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I searched the forums and nothing came up so I thought I would start a thread.

I inadvertently ran into this linux-based solution called GlusterFS a couple months ago. Basically you install it on as many PCs as you want and it some how ties them all together into a big storage pool you interact with via a web interface. A laptop here, a random machine with a couple 80 gigs there and it's all a big network storage location (as is my understanding).

I haven't actually had the opportunity to try it out yet. It looks fantastic but I never see anybody discussing it or evangelizing it like FreeNAS or other solutions.

So has nobody heard of it/tried it? Is it really so terrible? Or just really new? Any opinions?

I'm almost positive this would fall under the category of "server". Sorry in advance if this is the wrong placement for the thread
 
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Im curious if it automatically backs itself up ie some kind of raid?

looks quite fun though, tempted to use my 2 old PC's to make quite a large storage pool
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I was reading around there website and this is very interesting! It seems that you can take a bunch of servers and use them in a cluster for mass storage. It seems that a lot of companies are using this as a cheap solution instead of buying SAN equipment or data vaults. Obviously this solution is way cheaper and from the screen shots looks very easy to use.
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