Andrei,

Thanks for your quick reply. Your live CD site seems to be useful however maybe I'm not grasping how to use AoE properly for some reason. I have it setup to a degree but when I run `aoe-stat' to see the status of AoE drives on the network I don't see any. Am I supposed to run that on the computer that has the drives or on the client that wants to connect to the server? Secondly, if I do `ls /dev/etherd |wc -l' on my computer that has the extra drives it comes up with over a hundred files!!! All I have on my computer are 3 250gb sata hard drives, 1 with partitioned with the OS and swap stuff and the other 2 completely empty.

In a nutshell how do I serve the 2 empty 250 gb hard drives into my network so the client computer that I want to use them with could "see" them? I don't understand how I am supposed to know which /dev/ethernd/eX.X files are used in a whole just to represent one drive and put it on the ethernet just yet.

Thanks for your help in advanced!
- Jake C.

On 10/21/06, Jake Conk <jake.conk@gmail.com> wrote:
Andrei,

Thanks for your quick reply. Your live CD site seems to be useful however maybe I'm not grasping how to use AoE properly for some reason. I have it setup to a degree but when I run `aoe-stat' to see the status of AoE drives on the network I don't see any. Am I supposed to run that on the computer that has the drives or on the client that wants to connect to the server? Secondly, if I do `ls /dev/etherd |wc -l' on my computer that has the extra drives it comes up with over a hundred files!!! All I have on my computer are 3 250gb sata hard drives, 1 with partitioned with the OS and swap stuff and the other 2 completely empty.

In a nutshell how do I serve the 2 empty 250 gb hard drives into my network so the client computer that I want to use them with could "see" them? I don't understand how I am supposed to know which /dev/ethernd/eX.X files are used in a whole just to represent one drive and put it on the ethernet just yet.

Thanks for your help in advanced!
- Jake C.

PS: To anyone else reading this, the right url is http://www.lbserver.org/aoe/, not http://www.lbserver.com.




On 10/21/06, Andrei Levin < andrei@lanart.it> wrote:
On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 00:12 -0700, Jake Conk wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I installed AoE and have been messing around with it but I'm not sure
> if this is right for me. I've been searching hi and low for an example
> of connecting drives to my server that are not located on the same
> computer but on the same local network. From what I get about reading
> the details of AoE is that I should be able to connect drives onto a
> single server as if they were physically connected to it but through
> ethernet.
>
> Here is my setup and what I'm trying to accomplish...
>
> I have 2 servers, ServerA with no available space left and ServerB
> with 3 empty hard drives of 100gb. Now I would like to have the 3 hard
> drives from ServerB available on ServerA and then I would like to soft
> raid them together from ServerA. In the future the 3 100gb hard drives
> will max out and I would then need to extend the soft raid I have
> setup to expand to ServerC (which currently doesn't exist) and I would
> like this to be transparent to the user.
>
> Is AoE my solution first of all to get my SATA hard drives ethernet'ed
> to ServerA as if they were physically on the computer or am I looking
> for another solution?
Yes AoE can solve your problems.
>  If this is possible can someone point me into the right direction of
> doing this?
Look if my LiveCD can help you: http://www.lbserver/aoe/

Andrei
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