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Planning for growth in a virtualized environment

In follow-up to an old question (and somewhat related to this), what trending tools/methods can be best utilized to help anticipate growth in a virtualized environment? For example, how do you go ...
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mdadm+zfs vs mdadm+lvm

This may be a naive question since I'm new to this and I cannot find any results about mdadm+zfs, but after some testing it seems it might work: The use case is a server with RAID6 for some data that ...
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mdadm auto grow raid

I have a raid0/1 on lvm logical volumes. I resized the logical volumes. Now I want to resize the raid to use the complete logical volumes. This can be done with mdadm /dev/md? --grow -z newsize ...
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How to create partition when growing raid5 with mdadm

I have 4 drives, 2x640GB, and 2x1TB drives. My array is made up of the four 640GB partitions and the beginning of each drive. I want to replace both 640GB with 1TB drives. I understand I need to 1) ...
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mdadm: Swapping out small hard drives for bigger ones in a RAID5, How to partition?

So I got the gist of swapping out smaller hard drivers for bigger ones in an MDADM RAID5: Fail and remove one drive. mdadm -f /dev/md0 /dev/sdd1 mdadm -r /dev/md0 /dev/sdd1 Shutdown, swap the ...
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How can I expand my current setup?

I currently have an HTTP server running on a single machine (it runs Ubuntu Server Edition, if that helps). In the past that has been sufficient, but as traffic has grown I have begun to need more ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 RAID 5/6: Native RAID or ZFS?

I have 8 hard drives of different sizes that I want in a RAID 5 or 6 configuration, the OS is Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. Does the native RAID in Ubuntu support RAID configurations with hard drives of ...
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How Amazon S3 provides unlimited storage space? [closed]

In order to maintain user uploaded images in website becomes very tough as the number of images are increasing. In the long run the available disk space will come to 0 bytes. Amazon generally ...
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How to launch a site with high future growth potential. [closed]

I hope I have what is a straightforward question. As I am sure the steps of setting this up are complicated I would like to know a few things. We have a team that has been working on a great ...