Thursday Jul 30, 2009

Using Sun QFS File System in a Disaster Recovery Setup

A community-submitted tech tip on BigAdmin describes mounting Sun QFS at a disaster recovery (DR) site from a replicated or cloned disk.

Friday May 08, 2009

Solving the HPC I/O Bottleneck: Sun Lustre Storage System

This Sun BluePrints paper describes the Sun Lustre Storage System, a simple-to-deploy storage environment based on the Lustre file system, Sun Fire servers, and Sun Open Storage platforms. (Requires login.)

Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Lustre File System - Demo Quick Start Guide

This new Sun BluePrints cookbook is for non-Linux users. See how to set up a demo of the Linux-based Lustre file system (a scalable, secure, robust, and highly available cluster file system for large computing clusters) using small servers, workstations, PCs, or other available hardware. (Note: Registration is required for Sun BluePrints publications.)

Friday Feb 13, 2009

Resources for the Lustre File System

- Lustre Quick Start Guide: Lustre is the leading parallel file system for Linux clusters in HPC. This guide shows how to install and configure a  Lustre cluster from pre-packaged RPMs and source code.
- On-Demand eSeminar on Storage Cluster and the Lustre File System (60 minutes): The "Uncovering the HPC Bottleneck" eSeminar discusses how to create storage solutions for high-performance computing.

Wednesday Feb 04, 2009

Using ZFS to Fight Data Rot, the Silent Killer

This community-submitted tech tip describes what data rot is, why you should fear it, and what you can do about it. Find out why the author chose the ZFS file system in the Solaris 10 OS "as opposed to Apple HFS+, Linux ext3, or Microsoft Windows NTFS" when he wanted to protect his photos of his daughter and his iTunes collection.

Thursday Oct 09, 2008

How to Move Old Files and Keep the Directory Structure

This tech tip on the BigAdmin wiki was submitted by the community. See how to move all files older than a set number of days to a new, existing directory, keeping the original directory structure in place.

Tuesday Jul 22, 2008

How to Check for Deleted Files Held Open in UFS File Systems

Ever wonder whether deleted files are still using up file system space? Here's a community-submitted procedure for determining whether deleted files are being held open in UFS file systems.

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