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Old 04-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Ray Van Dolson
 
Default Expanding RAID 10 array, WAS: 40TB File System Recommendations

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:07:55PM +0800, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
> On 4/14/11, John R Pierce <pierce@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.

Ray
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