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File Systems Expertise

Challenges:
Electronic data storage needs continue to grow. As companies produce more information in electronic format, storage space is becoming increasingly important. Managing data storage for performance, integrity and scalability are the next challenges in Storage industry.

Solution:
Storage vendors are developing advanced, next gen File Systems to cater this growing need for data storage. But they need good testing tools to test these File Systems quickly and reduce their time to market.

File System Testing Tools:
At Calsoft, we have done an extensive work on various File System testing tools and are considered to be the experts when it comes to File System development and testing. We performed Stress Testing and Benchmarking for more than 15 testing tools available in the market in various OS environments such as Linux and Windows and have come up with top five tools to test File System. Based on our research and understanding we feel that the top 5 testing tools could be:-
   1.    NFSx is the nfs version of fsx that is used by the LTP to test the linux file system robustness.
   2.    Connectathon is the official suite of the connectathon to test clients/servers interoperability.
   3.    Bonnie++ is test suite, which performs several hard drive/ filesystem tests.
   4.    XDD is storage i/o performance characterization tool that runs on most unix-like systems and windows.
   5.    DBench  is a filesystem benchmark that generates good filesystem load.

Comparison Matrix (Source: bullopensource)

Non Reg capability

Performance evaluation

Robustness evaluation

NFSv3/v4 support

IPv4/IPv6

Interoperability evaluation

Bonnie++ 

yes

yes

no

v3/v4

IPv4/IPv6

yes

DBench 

yes

yes

yes

v3/v4

IPv4/IPv6

yes

(N)FSx 

yes

no

yes

v3/v4

IPv4/IPv6

yes

connectathon 

no

no

no

v4

IPv4

yes


Advantages of top File System testing tools are-
  • Used for testing the throughput while high I/O
  • Good to simulate Real time application eg mail Server
  • Nice log files – in text format, Chart format,
  • Powerful CLI
  • Easy to script
  • File locking testing

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challenges

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    Sun Microsystems
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