[rescue] External drives on an X4540

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Sat Oct 19 19:46:27 CDT 2019

On 10/19/19 7:47 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Problem solved by swapping back to my *original* SAS controller, an LSI
> 9212-4i4e.

So on to the next part of the problem:  deciding on formats and
filesystems.  The plan here is to use disks in that external chassis in
rotation, copying a currently-roughly-1.6TB backup file to an external
disk after each full backup cycle, then storing that drive offline.  My
plan was to use 2TB disks once I had the chassis working, but I do have
a bunch of spare 1TB disks that I could use on a temporary basis (but
would have to RAID them).

What filesystem would you use?  Any reason not to just use ZFS?

  Phil Stracchino
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