Best practices for CephFS

File storage is a data storage format in which data is stored and managed as files within folders. Why would you choose to use file storage? Well, the advantages of file storage include the following: 1. User-friendly interface: A simple file management and sharing system which are easy to understand for human users which makes […]

How we use Ceph-Collect to work with you

When we work on Ceph storage infrastructures, we always ask to run a diagnostic tool first. For running these diagnostics, we have developed a tool, which is called Ceph-Collect. The tool is used to gather information from a Ceph cluster. After it runs, it shows an in dept report about the storage architecture together with […]

Setting noout flag per Ceph OSD

Prior to Ceph Luminous you could only set the noout flag cluster-wide which means that none of your OSDs will be marked as out. On large(r) cluster this isn’t always what you want as you might be performing maintenance on a part of the cluster, but you sill want other OSDs which go down to […]

Object, block and file system storage in a single cluster

Cloud storage in your datacenter Storage growth for the coming years The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a report on the ever-growing collective world’s data, a.k.a. the datasphere. Numbers are staggering: the IDC predicts that the collective sum of the world’s data will grow from 33 zettabytes this year to a 175ZB by 2025, […]