[GE users] SGE (need universal filesystem)

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Wed Jul 21 14:04:15 BST 2004


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On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 13:51, Rory_Savage.consultant at peoplesoft.com
wrote:
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> What is NAS compared to NFS?

NAS = Network Attached Storage
My understanding is a box which sits on the network.
It contains storage, and allows other users on the network to
use that via the Unix-y NFS, or via Windows CIFS shares.

NFS = Network File System. A standard originated by Sun which allows
clients on an IP LAN to use storage on a server.

So NFS is one of the ways you can access remote (ie. not directly
attached to your host) storage. 
A NAS server may offer NFS shares.

For an introductory level on NAS, try Oreilly's Using SAN and NAS
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sansnas/index.html





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