[Gluster-users] volume sizes

Vahriç Muhtaryan vahric at doruk.net.tr
Wed Dec 30 07:30:37 UTC 2009

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From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
[mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Goddard
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:55 PM
To: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: [Gluster-users] volume sizes

First post!
We're looking at setting up 6x 24 bay storage servers (36TB of JBOD storage
per node) and running glusterFS over this cluster.
We have RAID cards on these boxes and are trying to decide what the best
size of each volume should be, for example if we present the OS's (and
gluster) with six 36TB volumes, I imagine rebuilding one node would take a
long time, and there may be other performance implications of this. On the
other hand, if we present gluster / the OS's with 6x 6TB volumes on each
node, we might have more trouble in managing a larger number of volumes.

My gut tells me a lot of small (if you can call 6TB small) volumes will be
lower risk and offer faster rebuilds from a failure, though I don't know
what the pros and cons of these two approaches might be.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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