MooseFS is a Petabyte Open Source Network Distributed File System.
MooseFS is easy to deploy and maintain, highly reliable, fault tolerant, highly performing, easily scalable and POSIX compliant.
MooseFS spreads data over a number of commodity servers, which are visible to the user as one resource. For standard file operations MooseFS acts like ordinary Unix-like file system.
- High reliability – files are stored in several copies on separate servers. The number of copies is a configurable parameter, even per each file.
- No Single Point of Failure – all hardware and software components may be redundant.
- Parallel data operations – many clients can access many files concurrently.
- Capacity can be dynamically expanded by simply adding new servers/disks on the fly.
- Retired hardware may be removed on the fly.
- Deleted files are retained for a configurable period of time (a file system level “trash bin”).
- Coherent, “atomic” snapshots of files, even while the files are being written/accessed.
- Access to the file system can be limited based on IP address and/or password (similarly as in NFS).
- Data tiering – supports different storage policies for different files/directories in Storage Classes mechanism.
- Per-directory, “project” quotas – configurable per RAW space, usable space, number of inodes with hard and soft quotas support.
- Apart from file system storage, MooseFS also provides block storage (mfsbdev).
- Efficient, pure C implementation.
- Ethernet support.
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jakub Kruszona-Zawadzki, Core Technology Sp. z o.o.
License: GNU General Public License version 2 / proprietary
MooseFS is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
Return to File Systems Home Page
|The largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you to make informed decisions.|
|Hundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.|
|Replace proprietary software with open source alternatives: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Autodesk, Oracle, Atlassian, Corel, Cisco, Intuit, and SAS.|
|Machine Learning explores practical applications of machine learning and deep learning from a Linux perspective. This is a new series.|
|New to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.|
|Essential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.|
|Linux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.|
|Surveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective: Amazon Music Unlimited, Myuzi, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal.|
|Saving Money with Linux looks at how you can reduce your energy bills running Linux.|
|Home computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.|
|Now and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.|
|Linux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.|
|Linux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.|
|Getting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.|
|Best Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.|
|These best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!|
|These free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.|
|Linux Around The World showcases usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts.|
|Stars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.|