Distributed storage space across multiple computers
Posted on 2009-07-02
Ok, so I have like 42 windows XP machines that have at least a 250gb primary hard drive, these machines basically just sit there and process information and send it back to the network, so all there is ever going to be on those 250gb drives is Windows XP. So each of these computers has about 230gb of free space, when you total that up its like 9.6TB of wasted space.
Is there a way to somehow utilize this storage capacity in a meaningful way without having to use each drive as a separate shared storage drive? It would be awesome to somehow tie all this free space together across all these systems and create some type of virtural drive that any system on the network can use.