[zfs-discuss] How many disk in one pool

Brad Stone bstone at aspirinsoftware.com
Mon Oct 8 10:11:09 UTC 2012

Here's an example of a ZFS-based product you can buy with a large
number of disks in the volume:

360 3T drives
A full petabyte of storage (1080TB) in a single rack, under a single
namespace or volume

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Richard Elling
<richard.elling at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2012, at 1:57 PM, Albert Shih <Albert.Shih at obspm.fr> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm actually running ZFS under FreeBSD. I've a question about how many
>> disks I «can» have in one pool.
>> At this moment I'm running with one server (FreeBSD 9.0) with 4 MD1200
>> (Dell) meaning 48 disks. I've configure with 4 raidz2 in the pool (one on
>> each MD1200)
>> On what I understand I can add more more MD1200. But if I loose one MD1200
>> for any reason I lost the entire pool.
>> In your experience what's the «limit» ? 100 disk ?
> I can't speak for current FreeBSD, but I've seen more than 400
> disks (HDDs) in a single pool.
>  -- richard
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