So at the moment where I work / used to go to school, we have (as far as I can find) 4 different nasses each with different hard drives, raid levels, etc and they are all very close to running out of storage (even the 2tb raid 5 one!)
Basically what I have been thinking (but have no idea about how to implement) is this:
where the lots of hard drives (obviously actually in computers...) are on their own little private network (gigabit) and if /when we require more storage we just bung more hard drives in private network.
Then though some magic the front facing server makes the rest of the network think there is just one mahousive hard drive. It would also be nice if the front facing server could do authentication with MS active directory...
Does anyone know if this is possible and how one would go about doing this.
I have found http://www.gluster.org/
. Is this the sort of thing I need to be looking at? The about page sounds like what I want to do...
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was