fsck on 1.5TB drive

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sat Jun 6 15:41:53 UTC 2009

>> I just installed 7.2 on a 1.5TB RAID 5. I'm using about 10GB for the
>> system and swap, and the rest for a single large partition to be used for
>> backups.  As of right now, the single partition, /bkup, is empty.
> Some will disagree, but this almost screams for ZFS: no fsck, great RAID 
> support, and nearly instant snapshots.  You should check into it.

my 6 disk system with 2 750GB disks, 2 500GB disks and 2 320GB disks does 
fsck in 40 minutes. if you exclude these 320GB disk containing system and 
squid cache (LOTS of files) it takes <5 minutes

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