Chomsky
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Distributed Journaling (VMFS)

I'm seeing more talk about Distributed Journaling for VMFS these days and wanted to see if someone could provide a good explaination of what this will actually do for an implementation....

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gorto
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Makes it more crash-proof, more recoverable after server failure. Google it.

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Chomsky
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Thanks for the reply, but I was hoping for a more technical explaination that the one found in the vmfs datasheet.

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PetervandenBosc
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A journaling file system is a file system that logs changes to a journal (usually a circular log in a dedicated area) before committing them to the main file system. Such file systems are less likely to become corrupted in the event of power failure or system crash.

regards, Peter van den Bosch

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