On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, John Allman wrote:
> That's why. I'm looking to essentially build a slave box as a home
> made external disk cage instead of buying a very expensive fibre
> channel or scsi raid box.
You can get fairly cheap RAID boxes. Asian companies have been
working on making RAID box controllers commodity products, and there
are a lot of vendors offering fairly reasonably priced RAID boxes,
with choices of IDE, SATA or SCSI for drive interfaces and FC or SCSI
for the box<->host interface.
> I'm not intending for the slave machine to be available on the
> network - i'd like to have it directly connected to the server.
I'm confused. If you go with multiple general purpose computers, why
would you use AoE rather than NFS?
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