On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 05:19:29PM +0200, Brent Clark wrote:
> John Nielsen wrote:
>> If you replace "raid5" with "redundancy and n-1 capacity" then you 
>> could also look at geom_raid3, which is much simpler to configure than 
>> gvinum and also part of the base system. Additionally, FreeBSD 7.x has  
>> experimental support for ZFS (again in the base system and not in 
>> ports). That includes raidz, which is designed to have all of the good 
>> features of raid5 and none of the bad. I use it and it works well but 
>> you will need to do some reading and some manual tuning of your system. 
>> You'll also want a system with plenty of RAM and preferrably running  
>> FreeBSD-amd64 (vs FreeBSD-i386).
>> If you want to look in to RAID1 or RAID1+0 see geom_mirror and  
>> geom_stripe, also in the base system.
>> JN
> Hiya
> Thanks for this. I was looking at ZFS and I am impress with what I read,  
> unfortunately no AMD 64 and I only have 1Gig Ram.

You can use ZFS on i386 and with 1GB RAM.

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