does anyone use "just a bunch of disks"

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Dommi, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Dommi

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    Im wary of trying it. it seems to be a linux only solution, and I havent heard much at all.

    does anyone have experience with it?
     
  2. Rob

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  3. Dommi

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    yup that triggered it in my memory. I think I linked that site in someones thread...
     
  4. Rob

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    I don't know if I am completely understanding. Is it just like RAID 0 w/o the striping. Where it just fills up one drive then moves on to the next?
     
  5. Dommi

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    it is a disk span, without having the same sized disks....

    no redundancy
     
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    Sounds interesting, but to answer your original question, I have no experience with it.
     
  7. Dommi

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    :dunno:
    neither do I
     
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    2000 uses something called simple discs - it works in the same principle of spanning multiple volumes, changing the size of them on the fly (no need for PM!). You can't do it with the system drive (and nor would you want to), but it does work. I'm using it to achive CD's so it's not under a heavy load.
     
  9. Dommi

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    I thought simple disks could not span. where as dynamic disks could span
     
  10. crontab

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    I use JBOD's all the time, for my /tmp and swap areas or areas that I do not care about.

    -crontab -l
     
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    Yes, you're right - it's all under the same menu though which is why I remembered it as such. But with dynamic you're not restricted to using the same size discs.
     

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