Category Archives: My projects

The BeaST storage system with ZFS and CTL HA, latest news

Finally, I did it! The BeaST storage system with ZFS and CTL HA works in ALUA mode with zpools balanced over controllers. The BeaST Quorum automates Failover/Failback operations. Yes, I have something to say now: Read the full description on … Continue reading

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Fighting with ZFS to make zpools failover/failback possible

After success with single zpool switching, I’m trying now to create a reliable and balanced construction with two controllers and two pools. When one of the controllers is dead, its pool successfully migrates to the other controller. But when the … Continue reading

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Fresh BSD Magazine with my article as a headline!

Boasting now as the fresh BSD Magazine puts my paper “Nearly Online Zpool Switching Between Two FreeBSD Machines” on top of the issue’s cover. My text is about problems of ZFS storage pool sharing between computers and solutions of overcoming these obstacles. To … Continue reading

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Conway’s Game of Life for Excel

I always wanted to use MS Excel for a really, really useful project! You know, something like these amazing tools, which allow you to convert a picture into an array of cells on the Excel spreadsheet. So, don’t thinking much … Continue reading

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The BeaST Classic with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum

I have just uploaded the guide for the BeaST Classic in the confuguration with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum, so now we have complete documentation for the RAID part of the BeaST Classic. The BeaST with … Continue reading

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The BeaST storage is one year old

A year has passed since I got early results with the BeaST storage system concept. The first public announce was made on 2016.04.22 and the full paper was published a week after. Thanks to the BSD Magazine for republishing all my papers and for … Continue reading

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The new BSD Magazine with my article is finally out

“Simple Quorum Drive for the FreeBSD CTL HA and the BeaST Storage System by Mikhail Zakharov During our experiments on developing the BeaST storage system we faced the lack of an automatic LUN failover function of the CTL HA subsystem. Yes, … Continue reading

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