• Subject: Re: Upgrading to RAID 5
  • From: Billy Rowe <billyrowe@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 16:36:07 -0400

Allen, Stuart wrote:
> Thanks Billy,
> Will the data get spread slowly as it is written? - so i'll have 70% util on
> 12 disk arms, and almost 0 on the rest?

Correct!!! When a file is copied and I beleive re-organized or when a
program is compiled, etc., anytime an object is created or moved it will
then be spread across the least used disk.

> We're V4R2 - are there any other ways to balance the disk load as i don't
> really want to splat the system & reload from tape! 

Not that I know of.


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