Re: Experiences with BTRFS -- is it mature enough for enterprise use?
- Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:03:55 -0800
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Experiences with BTRFS -- is it mature enough for enterprise use?
On 12/26/17 11:37, Rick Thomas wrote:
Is btrfs mature enough to use in enterprise applications?
If you are using it, I’d like to hear from you about your experiences — good or bad.
My proposed application is for a small community radio station music library.
We currently have about 5TB of data in a RAID10 using four 3TB drives, with ext4 over the RAID. So we’re about 75% full, growing at the rate of about 1TB/year, so we’ll run out of space by the end of 2018.
I’m proposing to go to three 6TB drives in a btrfs/RAID5 configuration. This would give us 12TB of usable data space and hold off til the end of 2024 before needing the next upgrade.
Will it work? Would I be safer with ext4 over RAID5?
Take a look at ZFS before you decide -- either ZFS on Linux or FreeBSD:
I would suggest building a ZFS pool with two 8 TB mirrored drives. When
you want more space, add another mirrored pair.
Live compression and live de-duplication are useful features of ZFS, but
the killer features are live snapshots and live replication.