[zfs-discuss] Re: n00b Question on drive partitioning for zfs

UbuntuNewbie chessdoter at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 4 07:32:21 EDT 2012

Hi Richard,

On 4 Apr., 08:13, Richard Laager <rlaa... at wiktel.com> wrote:
> Like you said, I think you want ashift=12.


> If you're not going to use the extra space for something else, just give
> all three whole disks to ZFS. Then later, you can replace the 1 TB disk
> with a 2 TB disk and immediately double the usable space.

nice idea. But i WILL use the extra space otherwise, therefore need

> Or, since you're only going to get 2 TB of usable space out of this for
> now, why not just mirror the 2 TB drives and forget about the 1 TB disk?

Ok, this could be an option, i had not thought about, since its the
first time, i have 3 internal disks, i was stuck with the idea to use
raidz for real.

> --
> Richard

Thank you for your different perspective.

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