ZFS – some initial testing

I thought I’d run some simple tests, based on a tuning thread I found: # dd if=/dev/urandom of=./file1 bs=1m count=1024 1024+0 records in 1024+0 records out 1073741824 bytes transferred in 14.283206 secs (75175127 bytes/sec) And while the above was running: # zpool iostat 5 capacity operations bandwidth pool used avail read write read write ———- …

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mirroring the hard drive

Tonight’s goals: Install a second HDD get gmirror running install the remaining 5x2TB HDD add the two RAID cards After adding in the second HDD for the OS, dmesg shows this: ad4: 76319MB <seagate ST380815AS 4.AAB> at ata2-master UDMA100 SATA 3Gb/s acd0: DVDR <tsstcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C/SB01> at ata3-master UDMA100 SATA 1.5Gb/s ad8: 152587MB <wdc WD1600AAJS-75M0A0 …

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Big storage

I’m thinking about creating a storage box. One with a lot of disk space. It will be used for backups and stuff. I will continue to backup to tape as well. I’m considering this case, which has 8xSATA hot-swap bays: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192058 If I was buying a RAID card, I’d buy this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131002&Tpk=areca%201120 But I …

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Faster backups

Backups come in three flavors: Full – backup everything Differential – backup everything since the last Full backup Incremental – backup everything since the last backup (Full or Incremental) I took the above from What Is Bacula? Most systems use mtime to determine if a file has changed. Thus, any file that has been modified …

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