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Re: Raid Configurations

From: Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Robert D Oden" <roden(at)dbasetek(dot)com>, "postgresql performance list" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Raid Configurations
Date: 2007-08-23 17:13:43
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On Aug 17, 2007, at 6:55 PM, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> So, I'd be looking at a large raid 10 and 1-2 drives for the WAL...on
> a raid 1.  If your system supports two controllers (in either
> active/active or active/passive), you should look at second controller
> as well.

If you only have one controller, and it can cache writes (it has a  
BBU), I'd actually lean towards putting all 12 drives into one raid  
10. A good controller will be able to handle WAL fsyncs plenty fast  
enough, so having a separate WAL mirror would likely hurt more than  
Decibel!, aka Jim Nasby                        decibel(at)decibel(dot)org
EnterpriseDB      512.569.9461 (cell)

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