LizardFS is now available on openSUSE as well.

LizardFS for openSUSE

LizardFS in official repositories of openSUSE in filesystems subproject!

Download, install and enjoy!

LizardFS in QNAP club.

Have you ever run out of storage on your QNAP box?

If you would like to connect a few of them together and create scale-out storage cluster from them it has never been easier.

LizardFS can now be directly downloaded from QNAP club.


Running multiple chunkservers on the same machine.

Chunkserver as a service


  1. Prepare another mfschunkserver.cfg file for the new chunkserver in a different path, let’s call it /etc/chunkserver2.cfg
  2. Prepare another mfshdd.cfg file for the new chunkserver in a different path, let’s call it /etc/hdd2.cfg
  3. Set HDD_CONF_FILENAME in chunkserver2.cfg file to the path of newly prepared mfshdd.cfg file, in this example /etc/hdd2.cfg
  4. Set CSSERV_LISTEN_PORT to non-default, unused port (like 9522) in /etc/chunkserver2.cfg
  5. Run the second chunkserver with mfschunkserver -c /etc/chunkserver2.cfg
  6. Repeat if you need even more chunkservers on the same machine (not very recommended though)

P.S. If you need to run the second chunkserver as a service, not just daemonized process, then you’d have to prepare a simple systemd/init.d script yourself for now, there are no out-of-the-box solutions yet. If you do prepare something like this, feel free to contribute via a pull request.




You can setup multiple chunkservers on the same machine very easily with docker.

docker run -d –restart always –net=host  -e MASTER_HOST=localhost \
    –name=chunk_HD01  \
    -e MFS_LABEL=HD01 \
    -v /mnt/HD01/:/mnt/HD01:rw \
    -e ACTION=chunk   hradec/docker_lizardfs_git

docker run -d –restart always –net=host  -e MASTER_HOST=localhost \
    –name=chunk_HD02 \
    -e MFS_LABEL=HD02 \
    -v /mnt/HD02/:/mnt/HD02:rw \
    -e ACTION=chunk   hradec/docker_lizardfs_git
where your first hard drive is mounted at /mnt/HD1, the second at /mnt/HD2, and son on…

This docker image let you set ANY of the mfschunkserver.conf options by using -e MFS_<option name> in the command line. (as for example, the chunkserver port number – -e MFS_CSSERV_LISTEN_PORT=9461)

By mounting the local /mnt/HD1 path in the container path /mnt/HD1 (-v /mnt/HD01/:/mnt/HD01:rw), triggers the image to auto-generate the mfshdds.conf file from whatever folder shows up at /mnt/*

You can mount just one path for each chunkservers (as I demonstrated), or you can mount as many paths as you want for a chunkserver, covering booth situations – 1 chunkserver for multiple disks (LizardFS Default setup), or multiple chunkservers for multiple disks!

The –net=host forces the container to use the main hardware nic’s in you machine, so theres no overhead of a virtual lan layer.

The image can be used to start any of the servers, include metalogger, shadow, master and cgi. Just set the server in the -e ACTION=<server name>

running the image like this:
docker run -ti –rm hradec/docker_lizardfs_git

will display a quick help on how to use it!


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