[Beowulf] [LizardFS] Re: [External] RIP CentOS 8 [EXT]

Tony Travis tony.travis at minke-informatics.co.uk
Fri Dec 11 21:40:33 UTC 2020

On 11/12/2020 12:31, Dernat Rémy wrote:
> Hi,
> How it compares to other DFS (glusterFS, etc...) ?

Hi, Dernat.

I switched to it from RozoFS. The erasure coding in LizardFS works well 
and we have survived no end of near disasters caused by power failures, 
dead UPS batteries, disk failures and chunkserver crashes: It is robust!

This might be useful if you want to compare LizardFS with alternatives:

> https://sysadmin.libhunt.com/lizardfs-alternatives

As I mentioned before, LizardFS is available pre-compiled in the Debian 
and Ubuntu repositories e.g.:

> ajt at beluga:~$ lsb_release -d
> Description:	Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
> ajt at beluga:~$ apt list '*lizard*'
> Listing... Done
> lizardfs-adm/focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 amd64
> lizardfs-cgi/focal,focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 all
> lizardfs-cgiserv/focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 amd64
> lizardfs-chunkserver/focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 amd64
> lizardfs-client/focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 amd64
> lizardfs-common/focal,focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 all
> lizardfs-master/focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 amd64
> lizardfs-metalogger/focal 3.12.0+dfsg-4ubuntu1 amd64

This makes it very easy to install and it is easy to monitor via a 
cgi-based web-interface. The main reason I stopped using RozoFS was that 
it is difficult to administer and monitor unless you pay for 
Rozo-System's proprietary admin tools. That said, I still think the 
Mojette transform used by RozoFS for erasure coding is much better than 
the Reed-Solomon codes used by LizardFS and most other DFS's.

I gave a talk about RozoFS a while ago that you might be interested in:

> https://f1000research.com/slides/4-1470



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