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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jcallery, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. jcallery

    jcallery Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Lately we've been adding a different corporate model to our hosting, and I need some advice as to handle massive amounts of storage.

    Basically, we have a large content management platform and course management system that we're implementing for a few schools, and while the process loads aren't necessarily very high for the applications, we need to offer about 200GB of space to each of the schools.

    What we basically want is the following:

    We want to have 6x500GB hard drives (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=214) running RAID 0+1, and we want them to be recognized as ONE single hard drive in cPanel. This means that there would be 1.5TB of disk space mirrored.

    Would this be considered SAN? What kind of hardware would we need, etc?

    Right now we have a 2.8Xeon (upgrading to dual soon) and it's just sitting at one of the Equinix datacenters and I need to get working pretty soon.

    Any suggestions as to how to obtain this kind of space would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lyttek

    Lyttek Well-Known Member

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    Get a 3ware SATA raid card. They have models that support 4,8,12 and 16(!) drives. 3ware makes great stuff! It isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. Lots of different RAID types.
     
  3. jcallery

    jcallery Well-Known Member

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    Do they sell enclosures too? Would we use fiberchannel to connect this to the server - or should we just get a large rack-case for the server?


    Thanks!
     
  4. jcallery

    jcallery Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to metion that the servers that we're workign with are only 1U. :rolleyes:
     
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