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When you have an object store available (Ceph, Cleversafe, S3, etc), and need a POSIX file system you can also use ObjectiveFS[1]. By using an existing object store for the backend storage, it separates the concerns of reliable storage from the file system semantics which makes it (we think) easier to set up and use. With object and block storage working great for their use cases, file systems can provide some extra functionality, e.g. point-in-time snapshots of the whole file system, which makes it easy to create a consistent backup of your data.

[1]: https://objectivefs.com




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