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From Casey Deccio <>
Subject Re: Disk configuration in new cluster node
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:50:32 GMT
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:54 AM, aaron morton <>wrote:

> each with several disks having large capacity, totaling 10 - 12 TB.  Is
> this (another) bad idea?
> Yes. Very bad.
> If you had 6TB on average system with spinning disks you would measure
> duration of repairs and compactions in days.
> If you want to store 12 TB of data you will need more machines.

Would it help if I partitioned the computing resources of my physical
machines into VMs?  For example, I put four VMs on each of three virtual
machines, each with a dedicated 2TB drive.  I can now have four tokens in
the ring and a RF of 3.  And of course, I can arrange them into a way that
makes the most sense.  Is this getting any better, or am I missing the


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