HC2 Cluster/NAS Help

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HC2 Cluster/NAS Help

Unread post by mituller » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:22 pm

I purchased 2 HC2s with the idea of making a NAS with 2 drives that would have RAID 1, but thought about how I could use both systems in parallel for speed as this will also be a plex media server. This is a project for learning, but I am confused on what direction to go to make the 2 systems work together to have the highest performance, but also have the mirroring of the drives. Is there any way I can have the processors work in parallel, but then have the drives mirror? Any advice as to what might be best would be helpful.

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Re: HC2 Cluster/NAS Help

Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Look into the glusterfs articles from the Odroid Magazine.

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Re: HC2 Cluster/NAS Help

Unread post by mituller » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:01 am

That's the direction I was heading, but wanted to use both systems for running the plex server. Glusterfs manages the drives, but doesn't parallel compute if I am correct. Just trying to maximize what I have and have the best performance.

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Unread post by mad_ady » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:49 am

In principle you can set them up as a cluster and run loads on both systems, but the loads need to be designed to run on a cluster (big data & friends). Not sure plex was designed with this in mind. You can run two plex instances independently and have some users use instance A while others use B.

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Unread post by mituller » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:12 am

Thank you. I appreciate the help.

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Re: HC2 Cluster/NAS Help

Unread post by Rollo1996 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 am

You can also try ceph. Its maybe a bit harder but mountable as one disk

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