large RAID volume partition strategy

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Fri Aug 17 19:51:00 PDT 2007

Vivek Khera wrote:

> But, if I don't go with zfs, which would be a better way to slice the
> space up: RAID volumes exported as individual disks to freebsd, or one
> RAID volume divided into multiple logical partitions with disklabel?

In general, it's almost always better to do the partitioning in the
storage manager (RAID controller, etc.) - this way there's less chance
of file system / stripe misalignment. If you really want to use
disklabel, read my other post :)

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