Resources for “ATA Over Ethernet: Putting Hard Drives on the LAN”

Resources for the print article.

Coraid Linux Support Page: www.coraid.com/support/linux

ATA Over Ethernet Protocol Specification: www.coraid.com/documents/AoEr8.txt

The Filesystem HOWTO: www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Filesystems-HOWTO.html

The Software-RAID HOWTO by Jakob 330stergaard and Emilio Bueso: www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html

LVM HOWTO by AJ Lewis: www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO

The Latest LVM: sources.redhat.com/lvm2

The Latest Device Mapper: sources.redhat.com/dm

The Latest GFS: sources.redhat.com/cluster/gfs

The vblade Exports Storage Using AoE: sourceforge.net/projects/aoetools

rsync Backups: www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots

Backup PC: backuppc.sourceforge.net

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Alternatives to Coraid

Dany Chouinard's picture

I wonder if it would be difficult to do the other way around? What if I have a disk that I want to put on the network using AoE?

This might sound silly but I have spare 24 ports switch and a couple of computer laying around with somewhere around 80gig hard drives each. I would expect to be able to build a nice raid array using those, isn't?

Or just build my own blades using couple of computers with 3ware SATA raid array - I would then get redundant disks over cluster filesystem (GFS).

Publishing your own drives - can be done

William Stearns's picture

While I haven't tried it myself yet, it's my understanding from the article that the vblade program does exactly that - it allows a Linux system to publish a block device over AOE just like a blade. You could publish a 3ware raid volume over AOE with it.
-- Bill

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