May 26, 2018

MogileFS (distributed filesystem) server


MogileFS was created by Danga Interactive for use with LiveJournal. It is similar to the Andrew File System in its design goal. It is different than a traditional filesystem in that the user has to access files via an API. However, it’s possible to implement the file system in user space using FUSE, or a similar package.

MogileFS enables horizontal scaling of storage across any number of machines. Files are replicated between machines according to customizable rules such that at any time a number of drives or machines could be lost without data becoming unavailable. It is designed for high volume applications, such as high traffic websites, to spread storage across cheaper machines without relying on technologies such as NFS.

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