FreeBSD and large harddrives
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Thu Nov 18 12:51:12 UTC 2010
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On 18/11/2010, at 23:12, Andy Wodfer wrote:
>>> 1. Which FreeBSD version should I install? (it must support large
>>> I'm currently using the standard FreeBSD 8.1 (STABLE) on several servers,
>>> but this is a 32bit version, right? I suppose I need a 64bit version when
>>> use large harddrives?
>> Freebsd has been 64 bit for a long time. It supports multiple
>> architectures. You want amd64 (yes, even on an intel 64bit)
> Thanks! I didn't know I could use amd64 on Intel servers. Then my next
> questions will be: How about the ports collection - does the 64bit version
> have most of the ports? I need ffmpeg, php, apache, mysql, imagemagick,
> ghostscript, exiftools and a few more small ones.
Yes, it has largely the same ports. 64bit support has been very good for a long time, i use it on all my servers, production and dev.
>>> 2. I know that the 3ware Raid controller supports larger drives than 2TB
>>> was it 1TB?). The Highpoint controller I'm not so sure of, but I've had
>>> experience with these on a few Windows servers and on one FreeBSD server.
>>> setup would be to use the entire disk for both operating system and
>>> filestorage (in version 1). How can I create this huge partition/slice? I
>>> don't think the installer (atleast on the standard FreeBSD version)
>>> these large drives?
>> You can use vinum or ZFS.
> Excellent. I'm using ZFS on a FreeNAS installation. Is ZFS still considered
> experimental on FreeBSD or is it now production ready? What tool or command
> is used to partition/format/create a large ZFS drive?
> Thanks and best regards,
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