Anyone using freebsd ZFS for large storage servers?
oscar.hodgson at gmail.com
Thu May 31 15:32:34 UTC 2012
The subject is pretty much the question. Perhaps there's a better
place to be asking this question ...
We have (very briefly) discussed the possibility of using FreeBSD
pizza boxes as a storage heads direct attached to external JBOD arrays
with ZFS. In perusing the list, I haven't stumbled across indications
of people actually doing this. External JBODs would be running 24 to
48TB each, roughly. There would be a couple of units. The pizza
boxes would be used for computational tasks, and nominally would have
8 cores and 96G+ RAM.
Obvious questions are hardware compatibility and stability. I've set
up small FreeBSD 9 machines with ZFS roots and simple mirrors for
other tasks here, and those have been successful so far.
Observations would be appreciated.
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