XFileSharing Pro - which better multi servers or bigger space?

Posts: 143
Joined: Nov 12, 2008 5:36 pm

which better multi servers or bigger space?

#1 Postby hscorp » Dec 29, 2010 9:42 pm

which better multi servers or bigger space?

what i mean

4 servers 2tb space each
2 servers 4tb space each
1 server 8tb space?

which is better any why from your opinion?

Posts: 296
Joined: Sep 14, 2009 7:16 pm

#2 Postby chrda » Dec 29, 2010 10:00 pm

Many factors here.

2 ways i look at this.

You can have 1 server with 8Tb raid 10 etc. (raid is nice for data security)

Or you can have 4 server with single 2Tb drives.

In BW pricing, single servers with 1x2TB HD is the best option.
You can get 100tb bw + 2TB +500gb + 500gb for 260$ a month
Depending on filesizes of your files server can handle 200-600Mbit due IO restrictions on the drive.

The other factor is if one single server with single HD is that if the hd crash, the data is gone.
Using a bigger server with RAID will make it harder to loose data.

Example using a server with etc 12x2TB in raid10 will give alot of IO power and server should handle 1Gbit+ easy

So depends on how much money you got and how important the data is, and if you want nice speed to you users. :)

Email me if you want to talk more.

Posts: 172
Joined: Aug 15, 2009 4:48 am

#3 Postby GMC » Dec 30, 2010 12:52 am

Thanks sensible and good advice


Posts: 2
Joined: Jan 09, 2011 6:31 pm

#4 Postby gtdev » Jan 09, 2011 6:38 pm

my server topologi is :

1 server @4 TB hdd with raid 1-0 and 1 TB for www1, 1 TB for www2, 1 TB for www3, 1 TB for www4

and there running with 6 main storage server 6 x @4 TB HDD

for file server and etc im use
1 server for database system
1 server for fileserver + loadbalancer

and in storage server upload and download have different eth card
eth0 for upload, eth1 for download.

*sory for mybad english ^^

Site Admin
Posts: 1834
Joined: Mar 22, 2006 12:32 pm

#5 Postby admin » Jan 12, 2011 2:32 pm

The biggest issue of systems with one big HDD is IO wait time. Sooner or later you will get situation when your HDD (even if it's in raid. but depends on controller) will be utilized at 100% and it will slow down entire system. Especially if you will host mysql db on the same partition.

So, we usually advice to go with at least 1 server for front end, 2nd server for database, and 3+ file server for files.

Return to “XFileSharing Pro”