[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 10:38:05 CDT 2008

Meelis Roos wrote:
>> I've decided to go with FreeBSD + ZFS + NFS + Samba.  I'm also using hardware
>> RAID.  It's a Highpoint RocketRAID, for which I've seen mixed reviews, but
> Out of curiosity - what RocketRAID model, and what driver are you using 
> in FreeBSD for drive it? I have met ones with Marvell chips - these seem 
> to be just fakeraid - and ones with HPT IOP message passing interface. 
> Are you using the latter?

I'm using a RocketRAID 2220, which is an eight-channel 133MHz PCI-X 
card.  I'm not exactly sure what kind it is, but I know the 2000-series 
isn't their top-of-the-line.  That's the 3000-series.  However, there's 
also a 1000-series which is quite a bit cheaper, which I would fully 
expect to be a regular Marvell-based card.

If I were going to spend the extra money for a 3000-series card, I would 
have just spent even a few bucks more for the 3ware.

Peace...  Sridhar

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