[Gluster-users] very bad performance on small files

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sat Jan 15 13:54:20 UTC 2011

On 01/15/2011 04:18 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:

> So what can one use for webhosting purposes?
> We use XEN / KVM virtual machines, hosted on NAS devices but the NAS
> devices doesn't have an easy upgrade path. We literally have to rsync
> all the data to the new device and then shutdown all the machines on
> the old one and restart them on the new one. They don't provide  100%
> uptime either. So I'm looking for something with easier upgrade
> (GlusterFS can do this) and better uptime (again, GlusterFS can do
> this).
> But it's clear that GlusterFS isn't made for small files, so what else
> could work well for us?

XEN/KVM should be fine.  Many small files should be locally cached if 
possible (not always possible though).

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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