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

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Jan 7 15:15:20 UTC 2010

On 01/07/2010 02:30 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> KB, thanks. When you say "dont go over 1 TiB in storage per spindle"
> what are you referring to as spindle?

disk. it boils down to how much data do you want to put under one 
read/write stream.

the other thing is that these days 1.5TB disks are the best 
bang-for-the-buck in terms of storage/cost. So maybe thats something to 
consider, and limit disk usage down initially - expand later as you need.

Even better if your hba can support that, if not then mdadm ( have lots 
of cpu right ? ), and make sure you understand recarving / reshaping 
before you do the final design. Refactoring filers with large quantities 
of data is no fun if you cant reshape and grow.

- KB

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