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Re: Metadata on separate volume

To: Mike McElroy <mikem388@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Metadata on separate volume
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 16:02:38 +1000
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On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 09:39:45PM -0500, Mike McElroy wrote:
> Nathan Scott wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:38:26PM -0500, Mike McElroy wrote:
> >   
> >> I would like to know if it's possible to set up xfs with all the 
> >> metadata residing one one volume and the data on another and, if not, 
> >>     
> >
> > Its is possible, OOC why do you want to do that?
> >   
> OOC - out of coffee?

Heh.  That and/or curiosity.

> The realtime (data) volume is for fast access streaming data. The 
> metadata would be on raid 5 storage to minimize the chance of losing it 
> or corruption. The bitmap of the realtime volume and any metadata from 
> that volume would be located on the raid volume. Does that make sense?

Yep.  Sounds a good match.

> I have found very little documentation on the realtime volume.

Yeah, its a bit like that.  Theres some on xfs(5), some more in
mkfs.xfs(8) under -r.

cheers.

-- 
Nathan


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