Large File System?
atom.powers at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 16:07:55 UTC 2006
On 8/8/06, Freminlins <freminlins at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/08/06, Atom Powers <atom.powers at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks. I found my problem. (Sysinstall, aka fdisk, won't do more that
> > BTW, anybody have any good advice on how to manage a large file system?
> The single most important thing missing for me in FreeBSD is a journalling
> file system as I would use it on every box.
What exactly does a journaling file system give you? As I understand
it, it doesn't prevent corruption and it doesn't help you fix the
corruption when it occurs.
> You don't need to do anything more to manage big file systems per se. How
> big a file system are you going to create? What are you going to use it for?
> That might help with suggestions.
File server. It's a Promise VTrak M300p, SCSI attached storage.
Frankly I'm more worried about the system crashing than the storage
device ( UPS, battery pack for the RAID controller, redundant power
2.5TB file system, used mostly for archival storage. Of the initial
2.0TB of data, I expect only about 2-3% to change on a weekly basis.
I have another 1.5TB Fiber Channel cabinet that I plan on using to
store roaming profiles ( for MS Win uers) and home drives (for *nix
Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
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