Zebra striped network file system

John H. Hartman, Jojn K. Ousterhout

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Abstract

Zebra is a network file system that increases throughput by string file data across multiple servers. Rather than striping each file separately, Zebra forms all the new data from each client into a single stream, which it then stripes using an approach similar to a log-structured file system. This provides high performance for large files. Zebra also writes parity information in each stripe in the style of RAID disk arrays; this increases storage costs slightly but allows the system to continue operation even while a single storage server is unavailable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperating Systems Review (ACM)
Editors Anon
Pages29-43
Number of pages15
Edition5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1993
EventProceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles - Asheville, NC, USA
Duration: Dec 5 1993Dec 8 1993

Publication series

NameOperating Systems Review (ACM)
Number5
Volume27
ISSN (Print)0163-5980

Other

OtherProceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
CityAsheville, NC, USA
Period12/5/9312/8/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Hartman, J. H., & Ousterhout, J. K. (1993). Zebra striped network file system. In Anon (Ed.), Operating Systems Review (ACM) (5 ed., pp. 29-43). (Operating Systems Review (ACM); Vol. 27, No. 5). https://doi.org/10.1145/173668.168622