Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Lustre?
Lustre is a scale-out architecture distributed parallel filesystem. Metadata services and storage are segregated from data services and storage.
What is the difference between a server (MDS/OSS) and a target (MDT/OST)?
A target is the storage device where object (file) or metadata is kept. The servers service request from clients on their behalf. Clients do not access storage directly.
- What is a backing file system?