ZFS - moving from a zraid1 to zraid2 pool with 1.5tb disks
ml at my.gd
Thu Jan 6 09:20:51 UTC 2011
You both make good points, thanks for the feedback :)
I am more concerned about data protection than performance, so I suppose raidz2 is the best choice I have with such a small scale setup.
Now the question that remains is wether or not to use parts of the OS's ssd for zil, cache, or both ?
On 5 Jan 2011, at 23:12, Artem Belevich <fbsdlist at src.cx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Damien Fleuriot <ml at my.gd> wrote:
>> Well actually...
>> - 7x 1.5 tb = 10.5tb
>> - 2 parity drives
>> - 3x 1.5 tb = 4.5 tb
>> - 4x 1.5 tb = 6 tb , total 10.5tb
>> - 2 parity drives in split thus different raidz1 arrays
>> So really, in both cases 2 different parity drives and same storage...
> In second case you get better performance, but lose some data
> protection. It's still raidz1 and you can't guarantee functionality in
> all cases of two drives failing. If two drives fail in the same vdev,
> your entire pool will be gone. Granted, it's better than single-vdev
> raidz1, but it's *not* as good as raidz2.
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