DiskSuite summary

From: Benson I. Margulies (benson@odi.com)
Date: Tue Dec 14 1993 - 10:26:57 CST

I'm a believer in the idea that summaries should summarize, not simply

1) Disk Suite does indeed allow one to get past the 2G file system
   limit in SunOS, and several respondents use it for that purpose.

2) Backup is reported to work fine .. however

3) One respondant reported difficulties due to the fact that the
   backup represents a "file larger than 2G." The only sense I can
   make of it is that you can't dd a >2G backup image from place to
   place, since the other folks made it clear that they took backups
   of >2G file systems all the time.

4) One person warned that there was a performance cost of 15-20%. I
   No one else reported that, and I'm inclined to suspect that it
   would be tied to the more complex mirroring activities.

5) One person waggled an electronic finger at me over the risk that,
   by making a very large file system, I was increasing the recovery
   time for disk failure. This is not a problem for me personally,
   because I am not combining multiple disks, I'm just avoiding
   breaking a single disk into more than one file system.



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