Understood. I don't -want- to use NFS, but nobody else has given me
any other options. I tried iSCSI+OCFS2, and that had some odd issues
and I am not sure it was reliable enough for a low-latency web
environment with millions of files.
I'm pretty OCD, I'd like all my machines to match, and I have the
ability right now to get them synced up before I start using them.
Also, would FreeBSD or Linux be better for the dual or quad core? Last
answer I got was nginx probably works better under FBSD. NFS works
better under FBSD too. My NFS server is already FBSD...
We are using AFS (Andrew File System), which can have big caches on
every machine and it performs very well, although it was a little bit
problematic to setup. There are now 60GB of data in the AFS, but only
a fraction is daily served.