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    DRBD Alternatives

    DRBD is described as 'LINBIT’s DRBD® software seamlessly replicates data between servers, eliminating “single points of failure” within your IT infrastructure, no matter which applications are running on top' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DRBD for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and iPhone. The best alternative is Ceph, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DRBD are Seaweed FS (Free, Open Source), StorPool (Paid), BeeGFS (Free) and XtreemFS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 22, 2022

    1. Ceph is a distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability.
    2. SeaweedFS is a simple and highly scalable distributed file system to store and serve billions of files fast! SeaweedFS object store has O(1) disk seek and SeaweedFS Filer supports cross-cluster replication, POSIX, S3 API, ,….
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      • Linux
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise
      • CentOS
      • Fedora
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
      • Ubuntu Server
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Red Hat
      StorPool is an intelligent software-defined storage solution that allows service providers, enterprises and other Cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of on expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SANs).
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    3. BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is the leading parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management.
    4. XtreemFS is an object-based, distributed file system for wide area networks. The file system replicates objects for fault tolerance and caches metadata and data to improve performance over high-latency links. SSL and X.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc. and then by Red Hat, Inc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      LVM2 refers to the userspace toolset that provide logical volume management facilities on linux. It is reasonably backwards-compatible with the original LVM toolset.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Elliptics network is a fault tolerant key/value storage. It was designed to handle all error cases starting from simple disk problems upto datacenter failures. With default key generation policy it implements distributed hash table object storage.
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    5. Vitastor is a small, simple and fast clustered block storage (storage for VM drives), architecturally similar to Ceph which means strong consistency, primary-replication, symmetric clustering and automatic data distribution over any number of drives.
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    6. NetApp Support provides information about Cases, AutoSupports and Fitness of your NetApp storage systems helping you to enhance uptime. The application is available to Customers, Partners and NetApp Employees.
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