Rich Freeman on 4 Jan 2011 06:32:45 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Two-Drive Software Raid 5?

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Gordon Dexter <> wrote:
> It occurs to me that if you're looking for both redundancy and flexibility
> you might want to look to ZFS or its replacement, btrfs.  There are issues
> with these: ZFS is native to Solaris, not Linux, and the options are either
> FUSE or an experimental kernel module.  Btrfs is also experimental

That was actually my original plan.  The goal was to wait a year and
then go to btrfs (assuming it appeared ready).

I'm not sure I'm willing to trust btrfs with my data at this point.
Single-device btrfs is probably close enough, but multiple-device
btrfs hasn't gotten much serious use.  When I was messing around with
it and loopback devices I got a kernel panic or two, which wasn't

Alas, I have a failing drive, which necessitates replacement, which
means I need to do something now.  I'd rather not have 1TB of data
mirrored using a filesystem that is THAT experimental...
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