Category Archives: BeaST

The real hardware for the BeaST storage system

Shortly after I finished developing the BeaST storage system concept and ended testing it in the virtual environment I faced a problem of how to find a two-headed bare-metal server with a bunch of shared drives. In fact I did … Continue reading

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My 2018 as a free software developer

The year is almost near the end and I’m feeling Christmas in the air already, now it’s time to recall what was done and count some results. So, the first half of the year I used GitHub as a platform to … Continue reading

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Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

I continue to test the BeaST on a real hardware and here is an update to the Linux client configuration guide:

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Compare two regular or device files block by block

Yes, there are a number of utilities like cmp, bdiff and etc that allow to compare binary files and even create patches. Anyway, here is my script, which I hope, will ease tracking changes on block granularity within storage volumes and … Continue reading

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Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

It’s weekend, so I continue to work on the BeaST storage system. Here is my small HOW-TO describing multipath connection with the BeaST from a RHEL/Centos Linux server via iSCSI: Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over … Continue reading

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The BeaST again!

I’m working hard now to run the BeaST Storage system on the real hardware and hope to have some results and good news to post in the future. Meanwhile, I have updated The BeaST Classic – dual-controller storage system with RAID … Continue reading

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First sketches of the new BeaST Grid family storage system

“The BeaST Grid” is a work name of the reliable storage cluster concept. It will consist of a few Controller Nodes with optional internal drives and several Drive only Nodes. All nodes are commodity computers with internal drives. Controller Nodes will … Continue reading

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