Dear all, I'm forwarding this message to this lists, as current@ obviously was the wrong recipient.
I kindly ask you for your ideas and proposals on my questions below. Regards, Patrick Begin forwarded message: Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:08:35 +0200 From: Patrick Hurrelmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Best way for a gmirrored gjournal? Hi all, Currently I'm trying to install a new server and need some hints on how to best configure filesystems using gmirror and gjournal. The server in question is a amd64 with 512mb of ram and 2x 80gb sata hdds. So I was thinking of a mount-point layout like the following: ad0s1 / (1gb) swap (1gb) /var (8gb) /tmp (1gb) /home (4gb) /usr (13gb) /jails (39gb) ad0s2 10gb for journaling Which would leave a space of 10gb for journaling. I digged through the mailinglist-archives and man-pages of gmirror and gjournal but all I ended up with are questions and doubts :) Now I wanted to create 2 mirrors (gm0s1 and gm0s2). Gmirror gm0s1 containing the slices ad0s1 and ad2s1, while gm0s2 should contain ad0s2 and ad2s2. I created 2 slices, as with the above shown partitioning I was running out of mount-points for this slice. Is such a layout reasonable? Or is it stupid to use a dedicated slice just for journaling and better skip e.g /tmp partition to leave space for a dedicated journaling partition on this slice? Btw. are 10gb enough for journaling of 6 partitions? Or do I need one dedicated partition for journaling each? If I skip using a separate partition for journaling data, gjournal keeps telling me that e.g. the root partion of 1gb is too small for jorunaling. Would it be save to decrease journal size altough man-page discourages? What do you people out there suggest? How do you handle systems with gmirror and gjournal combined? Or even use ZFS although ram is limited (as the machine will serve up several jails with e.g. postgres)? I'm really looking forward to suggestions from you. I intentionally directed this mail to current@ as I think that here are the most people around with experience on gjournal. But if I better should direct this mail to questions@ I'm happy to do so, too. Best regards, Patrick -- ==================================================================== Patrick Hurrelmann | "Programming today is a race between software Mannheim, Germany | engineers striving to build bigger and better | idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying [EMAIL PROTECTED] | to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, www.bytephobia.de | the Universe is winning." - Rich Cook /"\ \ / ASCII Ribbon Campaign X against HTML email & vCards / \ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"