I have a zpool consisting of 7 2TB HDDs of different vintage in a raidz setup. Currently, there is neither ZIL nor L2ARC device configured. The server has 12GB of RAM and no swap.
The different filesystems on the pool include
/var/db/pgsql. The users aren't many -- just family-members, but sometimes the usage can be heavy, such as when the anti-spam database is retrained (reading the "spam" folders under Cyrus-IMAP and feeding the PostgreSQL DB), or when a free-text search runs through all of the IMAP-messages.
I got a good deal on a new Intel Quantum 32GB device, and am wondering, how to best use it. One obvious thing is to add a Separate Intent Log (SLOG) device. But 32GB seems too much for an infrequently-used pool of 12TB.
The general opinion seems to be, I don't have enough RAM for a meaningful L2ARC. The current ARC-stats are:
ARC: 1680M Total, 441M MFU, 1113M MRU, 32K Anon, 31M Header, 95M Other 1125M Compressed, 1942M Uncompressed, 1.73:1 Ratio
Should I split my new device into a smaller ZIL (4GB?), and use the rest for, say, Cyrus' indices and