Tag Archives: FreeBSD

What is the name of a new drive in my FreeBSD box

or a quick way to list GEOM configuration in FreeBSD Drives related information questions, including that one in the title, may be tricky for a new (and sometimes for an experienced) FreeBSD user, and even Handbook advises to see the “dmesg” … 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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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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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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