12 TB Disk In freebsd AMD 64 ?

Ian Lord lordi at msdi.ca
Mon Mar 22 14:08:25 UTC 2010



I am planning to build a 12x 1TB array RAID 6 on a hardware controller... I will use it as a nfs server for archiving files (we need to keep legal files for 6 years)...


Raid 6 will give me a 10 TB drive approx...


Reading these pages:

http://www.freebsd.org/projects/bigdisk/index.html <http://www.freebsd.org/projects/bigdisk/index.html> 
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/disks-adding.html <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/disks-adding.html> 

I kinda understand freebsd is not well suited for that. I can read between the lines that we shouldn't go over 2TB. Is this information still exact or outdated ?


I'm pretty sure I won't be able to boot on that megadrive so I planned on having 2 smaller disk on raid 1, but I want to make sure the big disk will work and will be reliable.


Could someone comment please ?


Thanks in advance



Ian Lord

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