5 TB server

Valentin Bud valentin.bud at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 06:40:25 PST 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Wojciech Puchar
<wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
>> I thought of going on the ZFS way (on FreeBSD of course) with some
> i think you already tested it well and compared to normal UFS.

Well when ( if ) i'm going to actually buy the server i will so some
tests with ZFS and
some with UFS. On the ZFS side the most attractive thing is the backup
and of course
the easiness of administration.

>> raidz. One of the problems
>> is that the server will stay in their office so it has to be quite silent.
>> I honestly don't know what hardware to look for so if you have any
>> suggestions
>> i'm more than open to hear them.
> if i were you i would get any motherboard with 8 SATA ports, up to 8 1TB
> disks, cheapest available CPU, good PCIe gigabit cards or two.

8x1TB with some mirroring + striping would equal how much in terms of
available space? Sorry i have to do my homework regarding RAID :|.

> if it has to be single volume i would use gstripe, or if it should be
> protected somehow - graid3 or graid5, and use UFS.
> if it's not that important - simply making each whole drive as one
> filesystem and multiple mount points.
> i strongly recommend later way - in case of any problems it's easiest to
> solve.
Thank you for you thoughts,

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