[GLLUG] Replacement disk in RAID

Dr. Axel Stammler axst at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Apr 30 09:44:07 UTC 2023

On Sun 2023-04-30 08.53.42, James Dutton wrote:
>   Another thing to consider is something called "Object stores".  This is
>   where the redundancy is handled at the filesystem or above instead of the
>   physical disk.
>   It lets you do things like "Store each file on at least 2 different
>   physical disks."
>   An advantage to "Object stores" is you can easily mix disks of different
>   sizes, add new disks, replace faulty ones with ones of different size and
>   the "Object store" takes care of the distribution of files.
>   btrfs is an example of such an "Object store" filesystem, but there are
>   many others.

Wow. Thank you. This sounds _very_ interesting, even for the whole system. How would I go about converting this setup to a much more flexible BTRFS setup? (I'll probably have to wait until I have a lot of time at my hands.)


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