Testing RAM

Zane C.B. v.velox at vvelox.net
Sat Jun 14 22:40:59 UTC 2008

On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 17:11:32 -0500
Ryan Coleman <ryan.coleman at cwis.biz> wrote:

> Zane C.B. wrote:
> > On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 09:45:20 -0500
> > Ryan Coleman <ryan.coleman at cwis.biz> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> How would I go about slamming the RAM in testing? I was figuring
> >> I'd drop from 4GB to 1GB and just push the board with the same cp
> >> -rvn commands I've been running in an attempt to populate my 7TB
> >> RAID5.
> >>
> >> Also, am I using the wrong FS for the RAID? I partitioned it with
> >> gpt (1 large slice) and formatted it with newfs but is there
> >> another way? A better way? I read about ZFS recently but I am
> >> sure the speed of reading from a RAID5 is lost with it's
> >> redundancies. 
> >
> > For something that large, ZFS would be my choice
> I take it that's not something I can do after the fact, right? I am
> not looking forward to redoing 1.6TB in file copying a second time

Not that I am aware of.

My big reason I would go with ZFS is it would make future updates
easier as you can do it on the fly if the disks are just being added
to a system.

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