large RAID volume partition strategy

Claus Guttesen kometen at
Mon Aug 20 02:17:45 PDT 2007

> > If you want to avoid the long fsck-times your remaining options are a
> > journaling filesystem or zfs, either requires an upgrade from freebsd
> > 6.2. I have used zfs and had a serverstop due to powerutage in out
> > area. Our zfs-samba-server came up fine with no data corruption. So I
> > will suggest freebsd 7.0 with zfs.
> 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?

If you want to place data and the transaction-log on different
partitions you want to be shure they reside on different physical
disks so you probably want option 1.


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