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|Subject: (6.16) Sun Online Disk Suite for news spool?|
Another way under SunOS 4.1. not to use multiple partitions is
to use the Sun Online Disk Suite.
Several sites use this and have spool capacities up to 12 GB. It has
been reported that using a stripe size of 1 cylinder gives the best
performance for the article filesystem.
Chris Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> elaborates more:
"You add several physical volumes to get a logical volume. We have
a meta partition made out of three 2GB disks with one partition each.
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/md1a 5878350 4831490 752943 87% /EUnet/news/spoolWith the Online Disk Suite you also can do striping to balance the
load among the used disks: the first cylinder is on the first disk,
the second on the second one, the third on the third one and the
fourth on the first disk again .."
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[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]