Re: multi-TB diskarrays ???
"Michael D. Schleif" wrote:
> Having never done this with linux, I'm asking this at the lowest
> possible level to facilitate very exhaustive research:
> What do I need to know to design a debian fileserver attached to a 4-5TB
Yes, I am vague with this request.
Fortunately, we are in a position to specify a very large ``fileserver''
for storing a large and growing quantity of image files.
Since we are in position to specify this beast, I do not want to taint
alternatives with any predisposition. My first vision is of a large and
complex nfs server, filesystems of which are to be mounted by several
medical imaging systems spread over a small campus of buildings
connected by GB fiber. This is not carved in stone; but, delivers a
glimpse of our task at hand.
Basically, I need to do considerable research regarding maximum
filesize, maximum volume size, &c. Pointers to these issues are
Also, I hope to find people with actual experience along these lines;
preferably beginning a dialog in a forum such as this.
Yes, we are aware of other issues, such as backup, failover, &c.
Comments about these are also welcome.
Ideas? Care to share your experience?
What do you think?
Dare to fix things before they break . . .
Our capacity for understanding is inversely proportional to how much we
think we know. The more I know, the more I know I don't know . . .