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NFS /home Mount?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dwykofka, May 19, 2007.

  1. dwykofka

    dwykofka Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about building a dedicated file server and using an nfs mount from several cpanel machines for the /home directory.

    1 file server | 2TB Raid 5 NFS server
    3 cpanel head ends | /home mounted to the file servers raid

    The potential problem I see with this is that cpanel wont be able to verify that /home/john exists on the NFS mount and therefore disallow new accounts with that name.

    Any thoughts?
    Anyone already doing this?
     
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    rapidot Active Member

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    Why would cPanel not be able to verify that /home/john exists? the directory is there...
     
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    dwykofka Well-Known Member

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    Does it go by the directory tree or the userlist?
     
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    rapidot Active Member

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    I am fairly sure it goes by the user list. I've had a Load Balanced 1.5TB NFS Mount for ~8 months without any hickups.

    The only thing I haven't solved (which I honestly haven't tried) is the quota issues.
     
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    dwykofka Well-Known Member

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    but it is possible that if somone tried to create the user "bob" and /home/bob already exists it would cause some problems right?

    Also, how is the performance?
     
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