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May
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accepted Writing files directly in zpool
May
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comment Writing files directly in zpool
Thank you for your answers :) We're running the FreeBSD as a virtualmachine on an VMware ESX, thus the hardware raid.
May
14
comment Writing files directly in zpool
Yes, i realize that it is allready mounted :) But is zpool designed for this kind of datastorage or is it required that a zfs i set upon it? Yes i'm new to the ZFS world, initially we made a RAIDZ ZFS in the zpool. But were not to stoked about the less amount of diskspace. The 3 disk is allready 3 pairs of 2x1TB in Raid1 arrays.
May
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asked Writing files directly in zpool
May
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comment VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
How secure is the data if i use a software raid to span the 3 virtualdisk in a JBOD, or raid-0... how likely is a software raid to break? If the software raid-0 breaks i in trouble even though the physical raid is mirrored. I know that raid is no backup.
May
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comment VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
Hi Jed, Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately we have allready tried this, and i can't figure out how to access this datastore directly. I can only add virtualdisk (a file on datastore) of 2TB, due to the maximum filesize of the datastore.
May
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comment VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
We're now thinking of creating 1 big datastore, adding 3 virtualdisk, adding them as 3 extra harddrives to the BSD. Then within the BSD setting up a software raid (LVM/Vinum) creating a volumegroup/spannedvolume of the 3 harddrives.. any thoughts on that?
May
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comment VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
By 'bound', do you mean something like Windows DFS?
May
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comment VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
Thank you for the link, definately the closest to a solution so far. Only thing that stops me is the "seems to work".
May
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comment VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
The server console says 'VMware ESX 4.0.0 build-208167' And that the server is a HP ProLiant DL180 G6. We tried the big raid 1+0 for all 6 disks, and as i remember the ESX saw it with 0kb !??
May
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awarded  Student
May
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asked VMWare ESX, storage over 2TB
May
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awarded  Autobiographer