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GatorLUG Meeting | 2015-05-20 | 6-8pm | Moose File System

May 20 2015 6:00 pm
May 20 2015 6:00 pm
America/New York

You are invited to join us at the next GatorLUG meeting at Mobiquity in Gainesville, Florida at 6pm on Wednesday evening (5/20).

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Come join us for May's Gator Linux Users Group meeting at Mobiquity in Gainesville, FL at 6pm on Wednesday evening.

The main topic for the night will be the Moose File System presented by Clinton Collins. The Physics department at UF has been using this file system for several years now in production. Clint will discuss how it works and some of the advantages and disadvantages.

MooseFS is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers which are visible to the user as one resource. For standard file operations MooseFS acts as other Unix-alike file systems:

A hierarchical structure (directory tree)
Stores POSIX file attributes (permissions, last access and modification times)
Supports special files (block and character devices, pipes and sockets)
Symbolic links (file names pointing to target files, not necessarily on MooseFS) and hard links (different names of files which refer to the same data on MooseFS)
Access to the file system can be limited based on IP address and/or password

Distinctive features of MooseFS are:

High reliability (several copies of the data can be stored across separate computers)
Capacity is dynamically expandable by attaching new computers/disks
Deleted files are retained for a configurable period of time (a file system level "trash bin")
Coherent snapshots of files, even while the file is being written/accessed


Mobiquity, Inc
618 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL

NB: The meeting will be held in Mobiquity's main office where we met last month. We are much indebted to their generosity for hosting the meeting, and encourage you to learn more about them at

618 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL