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

Thu Apr 14 15:19:11 UTC 2011
Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org>

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:44:00PM +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:11 PM, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:07:55PM +0800, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
> >> On 4/14/11, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com>  wrote:
> >>> 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.
> >>>
> >>> ZFS was engineered from the ground up to scale to zetabytes
> >>
> >> I was actually considering this but then came news that Oracle was
> >> killing OpenSolaris and likely to be pushing OCFS so decided I
> >> probably don't want to have something come bite me a year or two down
> >> the road. I'm not sure how things developed since then though.
> >>
> >> But based on your recommendation and Christopher Chan's, it would seem
> >> like you guys don't think that long term support/updates would be an
> >> issue for ZFS?
> >
> > ZFS and OCFS play in different spaces.  And ZFS is going nowhere... if
> > you want to use on an "open" OS, OpenIndiana may be a good bet, but
> > you're best short-term / "mature" option would be Nexenta or Solaris
> > Express.
> >
> Huh? What gives Nexenta a better advantage over OpenIndiana? They are 
> both in the same boat. Both will have to migrate to illumos and move 
> away from the last OpenSolaris ON release. Oh, Nexenta has a company 
> backing it? Makes no different when both projects will be using the same 
> core image. Now, if OpenIndiana resists using illumos, then you will 
> have a case for Nexenta over OpenIndiana.

OpenIndiana is in their what, first release?  I don't think that
Nexenta 3.x is based on it *yet*.

Both will eventually converge.

In the meantime, yes, for storage needs I'd go with Nexenta for the
reasons you mentioned. :)

For personal use?  Maybe different factors.

Nexenta the company of course will be contributing to OpenIndiana and