On Linux, there are 2 techniques for storage management :
To manage these 2 types of storage, there are obviously dedicated tools that you will find in the list below.
DRBD is a free solution to replicate data of a server to ensure the high availability of your data.
In other words, DRBD allows you to create a RAID 1 over the network (tcp/ip) without having to use hardware technologies like SCSI and Fiber Channel.
fdisk is a command line partitioning program présent by default in all GNU/Linux distributions.
iSCSI Enterprise Target is an open source enterprise iSCSI server with professional features.
LVM2 is a package for managing logical volumes from one or more hard drives.
LVM provides a great flexibility for the space occupied by each volume. In fact, each volume can be resized, deleted or added.
open-iscsi is a cross-platform and high performance implementation of the iSCSI protocol to use a hard disk over the TCP/IP network.
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