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.