|Developer(s)||Rozo Systems, SAS.|
2.5.1 / 26 February 2018
|Written in||C and Python|
|Operating system||Linux, Mac OS X, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris|
|Type||Distributed file system|
|License||GNU General Public License v2|
Rozo provides an open source POSIX filesystem, built on top of distributed file system architecture similar to Google File System, Lustre or Ceph. The Rozo specificity lies in the way data is stored. The data to be stored is translated into several chunks using Mojette Transform and distributed across storage devices in such a way that it can be retrieved even if several pieces are unavailable. On the other hand, chunks are meaningless alone. Redundancy schemes based on coding techniques like the one used by RozoFS allow to achieve significant storage savings as compared to simple replication.
The file system comprises three components:
- Exports server — (Meta Data Server) manages the location (layout) of chunks (managing capacity load balancing with respect to high availability), file access and namespace (hierarchy). Multiple replicated metadata servers are used to provide failover.The Exports server is a user-space daemon; the metadata are stored synchronously to a usual file system (the underlying file system must support extended attributes).
- Storage servers — (Chunk Server) store the chunks. The Chunk server is also a user-space daemon that relies on the underlying local file system to manage the actual storage.
- Clients — talk to both the exports server and chunk servers and are responsible for data transformation. Clients mount the file system into user-space via FUSE.
Rozo Systems was invited at the SNIA Data Storage Innovation conference in June 2016.
- MapR FS
- Mojette Transform
- Distributed file system
- List of file systems, the distributed parallel fault-tolerant file system section
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