Subject: Building a huge file server
To: None <,>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2006 13:45:33

Im planning to build a huge file server. My idea was to put about 8
big IDE or SATA disks (500 - 750 GB each) into a PC/i386 based system
and create a big raid(4) on it (RAID level 5, I thought).

I guess I have to use ffs2 to create partitions larger than 1 (2?)
tera bytes. Does this work sufficiently, yet?

Can raid(4) handle partitions of that size?

Which (actual) mainboards, SATA-Controller and NIC's are suitable for
this task and supported well by NetBSD?

Any comments, hints and recommendations are welcome.