[OpenAFS] San Storage & AFS servers

Tracy Di Marco White Tracy Di Marco White <gendalia@gmail.com>
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 13:23:38 -0500

On 6/17/05, Steve Devine <sdevine@msu.edu> wrote:
> I question how best to configure our servers. Currently we have Dell
> Poweredges with dual controllers attached to split bus disk shelves
> with  ( 10 )36gig drives mirrored to provide (5 )36Gig volumes that we
> mount as /vicepa  /vicepb ; etc.
> Do we set up one lun as /vicepa and make it say 180 Gig as this would
> represent the aggregate size of the old disk shelves?
> Or can I go up to 256/ 512 Gig?  I realize this is not something that
> can be objectively answered (My mileage may vary).
> I am interested however in how others have configured their file servers
> and what size they are setting their volumes.

We have volume sizes up to 75GB, although we don't have very many of those.
Our user volumes (students/staff/faculty) have a base quota of 1GB, and can
raise it at whim, with a charge for usage, not quota.  Our partition sizes =
from 1GB (old disks, going away, mounted on a for pay basis for cheaper dis=
at the time) to 25GB (older servers, based on what could fit on a 20/40 DLT=
to 50GB (three/four partitions on a 160/320 SDLT), and our new servers are
currently partitioned with 300GB & 600GB partitions, although that's
still in flux,
somewhat. =20