[SunHELP] Need more disk space. What are my options?
b4 at gewt.net
Wed Oct 2 14:20:47 CDT 2013
On Wed, 2 Oct 2013, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 02:53:22PM -0400, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> On Wed, 2 Oct 2013, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
>>> I am very short of disk space and would like some sort of backup
>>> strategy. Ideally it would be tape, but I can't afford a tape system.
>>> I have a few Intel boxes but they are maxed out and I have no room to move
>>> anything around. Is there any cheap way to add a SATA array that could be
>>> connected to a Sun server?
>> I know of a SAS controller that'll work with Solaris. I'm assuming
>> this is for a SPARC?
> Yes, for SPARC.
> I didn't think of SAS drives since they're still fairly expensive and
> not available over the counter here. I can get 1T SATA drives from WD or
> Seagate for about 95 bucks a piece.
Yeah, I just go with SATA drives. ;)
>> The one I grabbed off ebay for like $20 will accept 8 SATA drives
>> with the right cable. 2TB max Xper-drive. Fits in a PCI/PCI-X
> That sounds ideal. I may have the card itself already installed. I haven't
> checked what these boxes have in them.
> You're talking about an enclosure for 20 bucks or the card? What do I search
A card. I'd just roll my own enclosure. (Mind I grabbed a card without
04:01.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X
Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 01)
I grabbed the HP version of that.
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