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

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Wed Jan 6 23:02:24 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 10:50 PM, James A. Peltier <jpeltier at fas.sfu.ca> wrote:
> We use Dell 2950s with an MD3000 or MD1000 depending on OS.  For our
> Solaris NAS node we use the MD1000 for CentOS we use the MD3000 because of
> the hardware RAID controller.  Gives us 15TB of RAW disk space with 1TB
> drives plus room for 4-5 additional drives (based on configuration) in the
> chassis.
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.

Hakan (m1fcj) - http://www.hititgunesi.org

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