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designing a scalable Linux Storage System!

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Hello,

what is the best reasonable solution to build a scalable storage system using Linux with the following characters:

1- Open-Source based solution if possible (yet to be very trustful).
2- High availability (load balancing).
3- Good and secured Backup System.
4- Scalable and easy to add storage when needed.

the way it will work is like:
1- users will have access to the files through a special programmed client that we made (ssh based)
2- when the program upload and updates the files on the server it will keep revisions of the files.
3- each user will have a limited disk space.


my questions to help understand the case:
1- we need a centralized users server (user name and passwords)? how it will deal with multi servers?
2- Clustering?
3- ZFS (using Open Solaris)? for keeping file revisions?


we just need to have a full understanding first, and then decide.
it seems there is allot of ways to achieve the goal, and we look for the secure and realistic one for enterprise business grade,


cheers
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You havent told us what kind of performance you want!
But for ultimate scaleable performance, have you looked at things like Panasas (proprietary) or Lustre (Opensource (ish))
Have a look at this collection of file-systems  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_file_systems to really blow your mind.

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Good info that we are going to test soon :-)

Thanks
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