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From:Patrick Hsieh Date:May 23 2002 10:01am
Subject:Re: MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?
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Hello Dan Nelson <dnelson@stripped>,

So, what will happen if I use iSCSI/Fiberchannel/NFS to share the
storage? Well, I am just worried about the chance of data loss in MySQL
3.23 two-way replication. I hope there is a share storage and 2 or more
write-only mysql servers could mount the device. In this case, I don't
worry about the raw data consistency and can balance the write-only
connections to mutiple mysql servers.  Ideas?

I am looking a solution to implement load balance amount write-only
mysql servers yet keeping the data consistency.

On Thu, 23 May 2002 01:16:35 -0500
Dan Nelson <dnelson@stripped> wrote:

> In the last episode (May 22), Jeremy Zawodny said:
> > On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 03:52:33PM +0800, Patrick Hsieh wrote:
> > > Hello Dan Nelson <dnelson@stripped>,
> > > 
> > > Is there any lock problem on iSCSI or SAN environment? Say,
> > > mutliple mysql server mount the backend iSCSI or SAN storage
> > > device. Is it safe?
> > 
> > It is safe if you use MySQL's external (file) locking.
> You will also need a filesystem that supports shared storage. 
> Sistina's Global File System (GFS) is the only such filesystem
> available for Linux, afaik (at only $995 per node; shared storage is
> NOT easy to implement).  If you do not have such a filesystem, you will
> most likely completely trash your filesystem when you mount it from the
> 2nd machine.
> iSCSI/FibreChannel is not NFS.  It is block-level access to raw storage
> just like SCSI or IDE.
> -- 
> 	Dan Nelson
> 	dnelson@stripped

Patrick Hsieh <pahud@stripped>
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MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?Patrick Hsieh17 May
  • Re: MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?Dan Nelson17 May
    • Re: MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?Patrick Hsieh22 May
      • Re: MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?Jeremy Zawodny23 May
        • Re: MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?Dan Nelson23 May
          • Re: MySQL on iSCSI or IPSAN?Patrick Hsieh23 May