[CentOS] Backup server

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Fri Jan 15 13:25:49 UTC 2010


Sorin Srbu wrote:
>
> Today I have five 500GB-disks raided on linux machine. Remove one for parity 
> and I have 2TB of real space available. Doing a 0+1, ie 1TB, would indeed be 
> better as performance goes, but 1TB of space, well, it just isn't enough 
> unfortunately.
>
> As it is now, the 2TB shebang is mounted as /backup. Does that count as a 
> single filesystem?
>   

I was thinking about your long term here. Make sure to use LVM  to 
create your underlaying partition. Then you can add disk space in the 
future without having to reformat everything and  can just grow your 
ext3/ext4 partition instead.

-- 
Benjamin Franz


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