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Tools for syncing files between 2 different nfs in Nutanix Files

  • 26 April 2021
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Please help me to find the best solution for syncing files from one NFS server in Nutanix files to another one in different location.

The speed between them is 1 gbps.

Which Nutanix native tool is possible to help me with this task?


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Hello,

Have you considered Peer GFS by Peer Software? Here is more info:

https://www.peersoftware.com/portfolio-items/combined-power-peer-nutanix/#gref

 

If you have any questions let me know.

 

k.r.

Arthur Scholten

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If you have Nutanix file servers deployed at both locations you could set up Smart DR replication between them, that results in an active/passive setup where the remote copy is read-only accessible. Does that satisfy your use case?

Here is a useful video overview with more information.

 

If you have Nutanix file servers deployed at both locations you could set up Smart DR replication between them, that results in an active/passive setup where the remote copy is read-only accessible. Does that satisfy your use case?

Here is a useful video overview with more information.

 

Thank you for this answer
This is very useful information
But we have another situation.
We need it for Multi-Side Kubernets Cluster.
We need Storage Solution for replication Storage for Kubernets Cluster.
Which one solution could you recommend us ?

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If you have Nutanix file servers deployed at both locations you could set up Smart DR replication between them, that results in an active/passive setup where the remote copy is read-only accessible. Does that satisfy your use case?

Here is a useful video overview with more information.

 

Thank you for this answer
This is very useful information
But we have another situation.
We need it for Multi-Side Kubernets Cluster.
We need Storage Solution for replication Storage for Kubernets Cluster.
Which one solution could you recommend us ?

I miss some details as Kubernetes cluster may be very wide in term of configuration.

The solution that @smackeroo said should really fit your need. In my experience, we were able to migrate K8s data from one Nutanix infrastructure to another using replication between storage container. But depends on your K8s configuration, you’ll need to re-link your PVC as well.

 

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The sync option to sync data between two nutanix files server shares is currently in tech preview and included in the product. So it will come eventually general available (for production use) and can be evaluated/tested. So you can test out if it suit your needs. For our needs it runs pretty well. More info on this :  https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=Files-v4_2:fil-fs-data-synchronization-c.html

 

Other option is peergfs (3rd party software) which has been mentioned before and has near sync / realtime support, but you will have to set up and maintain extra (witness) server(s). We looked into that solution and found it very expensive for our needs. 

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