I’ve been using NFS for some months now to share user-uploaded files on
a Rails-based music community site. The files are mainly MP3 and images.
I’m currently investigating alternative systems to share the files
between the systems, because of poor performance of NFS in our setup and
to better scale in the future.
MogileFS seems interesting, scales well and is heavily used on some Web
sites. I also want to test some distributed file systems (at the
OS-level) as it would be less intrusive.
What are your experiences? Do you have any hints?