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Expanding a Ceph Cluster

So Ceph, you've heard us talk about Ceph before, but Ceph is an infinitely scalable storage platform. It's self-healing, it rearranges its own data to... Read more...

Choosing the Right RAID Configuration

Alright so choosing the right RAID level is really going to depend on what is most important for you and the application you're going to be using. Read more...

ZFS Snapshots

So a ZFS snapshot is a copy of a data-set or a volume that takes up nearly zero space and can be created almost instantly due to the way ZFS works with its copy-on-write system. Read more...

Linux RAID vs ZFS RAID

So before we dive in I thought first I would just give a little explanation on what RAID is and why it's useful. Read more...

ZFS Best Practices

Alright, so for best practice number one we're going to talk about ZFS installs. So you're always going to want to install ZFS on a 64-bit kernel. Read more...

ZFS 80 Percent Rule

So ZFS kinda is very transactional in how it makes a right. It's almost more like a database than a streaming file system, and this way it's very atomic... Read more...

Why CephFS is Great

So there's a couple things that make CephFS the best distributed file system, but first of all it is fully POSIX compliant and it's got full support for Linux extended attributes. Read more...

CentOS and FreeNAS

Here at 45 Drives we have a few characteristics that are at the core of our identity, and one of those is being... Read more...

Amazon S3 – What Is It & What Does It Do?

When most people use S3 (Simple Storage Service), the first thing they think about is Amazon Cloud Storage... Read more...

Setting up remote management

Storinators use a remote management interface called IPMI, which stands for intelligent platform management interface. Read more...

What is Split brain and why do you need to worry about it?

Split brain is a state of a server cluster where nodes diverge from each other and have conflicts. Read more...

ZFS Caching

ZFS is an advanced file system that offers many beneficial features such as pooled storage, data scrubbing, capacity and more. Read more...

Disaster Recovery VS High Availability

Planning out your business continuity can take time, but it could be a significant cost saver in the long run. Read more...

What is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) Appliance

A NAS, or network-attached storage server, is a device that serves as a central location for data storage on your own network. Read more...

RAID and RAIDZ

ZFS, the file system for FreeNAS, has its own software RAID implementations. They are named differently but are functionally identical to normal RAID. Read more...

Why Enterprise Drives are Best

When you need reliability, high performance at a larger capacity - enterprise drives are the best option for a trouble-free operation. Read more...