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

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Wed Jan 13 00:05:39 UTC 2010


On Tuesday 12 January 2010, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 1/12/2010 10:39 AM, Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
...
> >>> ...that said, it's not much worse than the competetion, storage simply
> >>> sucks ;-(
> >>
> >> So you are saying people dole out huge amounts of money for rubbish?
> >> That the software raid people were and have always been right?
> >
> > Nope, storage sucks, that includes the software ;-)
>
> If you can split the storage up into 2TB or smaller volumes that you can
> mount into sensible locations to spread the load and avoid contention
> you can always use software RAID1.

Funny you should mention software RAID1... I've seen two instances of that 
getting silently out-of-sync and royally screwing things up beyond all 
repair.

Maybe this thread has gone on long enough now?

/Peter

> That at least has the advantage of 
> being able to recover the data from any single drive that might still
> work after a problem.
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