Need open source storage solution!

Posted on 2007-07-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have heard of an open source (free) version of a product that does this but I cannot find it anywhere.  I am looking for a software package or system that will allow me to setup a distributed file system.  For example, I have a bunch of old PCs laying around and I want to chain them together to use whatever storage is available in each.  I believe this is referred to as grid storage, RAIN (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Nodes) or DFS.  If anyone is aware of a product that would allow this please answer it here.  Thanks!
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    Are you looking for something like one of these:

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    Check out some of the information here
    BTW, do your PCs have single or dual network nodes?  If they have single you will want to find a pretty good inexpensive switch to connect your nodes for the DFS implimentation.
    Also is a good resource for an open source DFS application called AFS.  The Unix how to covers Linux also.

    Best of luck.
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