[CentOS] settings up cheap a NAS / SAN server, is it possible?

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 09:06:17 UTC 2008

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>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Rainer Duffner
>Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 12:27 AM
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>Subject: Re: [CentOS] settings up cheap a NAS / SAN server, is it possible?
>>>> Actually, the calculation is that it needs a GB of RAM for every
>>>> TB of
>> managed data.
>> How do you reckon this? Ie, what's the basic assumption(s) for the
>> statement?
>> Parity calculations for stripes or what? I don't follow.
>> I can't say I've ever heard any such like, so please do enlighten me!
>It used to be written in the solarisinternals.com wiki - but I can't
>seem to find it anymore.
>ZFS is a moving target, in some ways, so the requirements may have
>changed or are no longer that simple.
>But it made sense in the early days, when SUN's thumper (X4500, 2*DC
>Opteron, 48 disks, 16 GB RAM) more or less fit the requirements

Gotcha', thx!

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