On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:47 PM, Peter Kjellström wrote: > On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 09:29:29 AM Matthew Feinberg wrote: >> Thank you everyone for the advice and great information. From what I am >> gathering XFS is the way to go. >> >> A couple more questions. >> What partitioning utility is suggested? parted and fdisk do not seem to >> be doing the job. > > My suggestion is don't partition at all, use LVM. > >> Raid Level. I am considering moving away from the raid6 due to possible >> write performance issues. The array is 22 disks. I am not opposed to >> going with raid10 but I am looking for a good balance of >> performance/capacity. > > Then try both for your use case and your hardware. We have wide raid6 setups > that does well over 500 MB/s write (that is: not all raid6 writes suck...). > /me replaces all of Peter's cache with 64MB modules. Let's try again.