[CentOS] Expanding RAID 10 array, WAS: 40TB File System Recommendations

Thu Apr 14 12:54:32 UTC 2011
Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

On Thursday, April 14, 2011 01:51 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 04/13/11 9:51 PM, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
>> I'm was stuck trying to decide whether to go for the cheaper RAID 5
>> setup and possibly getting killed by the IOPS penalty and the risk
>> associated with rebuild time, or figure out a way to use the
>> recommended RAID 10 setup with a smaller usable capacity for the
>> budget but do so with the ability to expand in the near future. So
>> really hoping that it could be done.
> since this is the centos list, I really didn't want to suggest this, but
> if I was building a 20 or 40TB or whatever storage server, I do believe
> I'd be strongly consider using Solaris, or one of its variants like
> OpenIndiana, with ZFS.

Special cases warrant exemption.

I, too, run OpenIndiana...

Use the right tool for the job.