[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

earl ramirez earlaramirez at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 03:28:12 UTC 2010


You can have a look at this, I don't know what your budget is like

http://www.drobo.com/Products/drobopro/index.php

I have a drobo and it worked off the bat with a few linux distros

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM, James A. Peltier <jpeltier at fas.sfu.ca>wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Jan 2010, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
>
> > Seconded. Also you can chain a couple of MD1000s at the back of the
> > MD3000 to get even more storage over SAS. We have a number of those
> > with the upstream OS installed but usually a single MD3000 is enough
> > for what we use them for (mainly Oracle DB server or VMWare hosts). We
> > tend to split the storage between two nodes and then do OCFS2.
>
> For the cost/performance they're not too bad a unit.  We grow by about
> 45TB per year of Medical Imaging Data.  For each 15TB we buy a new head
> node, we're up to three now, so performance to our cluster just gets
> better as we go.  These are all NFS/CIFS servers on a Jumbo Frame ethernet
> network.  I originally had difficulty with the MD3000 talking multipath to
> the units and the only way I could get it to work reliably in an
> active/active configuration was to use the provided mptsas driver which
> was a cinch to install.
>
> This was not the case with the Solaris hosts as they didn't talk RAID and
> ZFS with Solaris Multi-Pathing had built in support for the devices.
>
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