FreeBSD and large harddrives
indexer at internode.on.net
Thu Nov 18 12:53:40 UTC 2010
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Sorry missed the ZFS part.
>>> 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?
ZFS has its own command set and management tools. There are a number of talks about production readiness of ZFS. I have never had issues with it, but my own personal experiences are not true of the world.
i avoid using the raw block devices, and use gpart and create a partition the size of the device, and then use the /dev/gpart/label devices.
see http://blogs.freebsdish.org/lulf/2008/12/16/setting-up-a-zfs-only-system/ for some ideas about gpart and this.
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