siegert at sfu.ca
Fri Jun 28 10:54:55 PDT 2002
On a related issue:
we are planning to install a relatively large NAS unit (in the 100TB range).
The question is: is there a limit (and if yes, how large is it?) for the
largest file system Linux can mount?
E.g., can I NFS mount a 8TB file system under Linux? (kernel 2.4.18).
Thanks for any information you may have on that problem.
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On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 01:29:12PM -0400, John Burton wrote:
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> I have two relatively large NAS units (.5TB and 1.5TB). Both use ATA/100
> drives configured in a RAID 5 array. The large one is a standard product
> (OpenNAS) from RAIDZONE / Consensys and is used for the datastore for the
> NASA SABER project (saber.larc.nasa.gov). The smaller one is a homebuilt NAS
> serving as a backup server for our company. Basically I bought 2 3Ware
> hotswap cages (3 ATA/100 drives each and a 3Ware Escalade RAID 5 card (8
> ATA/100 channels). The 3Ware card is supported under Linux and causes the
> RAID array to look like a SCSI drive. You can also configure the board to
> access the drives individually and use software RAID or whatever. We're happy
> with both setups, but I'll probably go with the 3Ware setup for our next
> project. I like the 3Ware native linux drivers and the RAID manager support -
> I don't like "black boxes" and the RAIDZONE unit is more of a black box to me
> then the homebuilt... Hope this helps!
> On Friday 28 June 2002 10:43 am, Mike Davis wrote:
> > How many beowulfers have implemented or are working towards implementing
> > gigabit NAS. I have two systems with .5TB and 1TB respectively and they
> > seem to work ok. What are other people's experiences.
> > Mike Davis
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