As many learning experiences do, this one also starts out “So I was working on a project at work and…”. In this case, the end result is to try to run as many concurrent copies of MySQL on a single server as possible, maintaining real time replication each running differing data sets. To help with this, I sent out to do this on a server with 36 7200rpm 4GB SATA disks, giving me roughly 120TB of available space to work with.
This isn’t an abnormal type of machine for us. Sometimes you simply need a ton of disk space. There is a quirk with this particular machine that I’ve been told: the RAID controller has some …[Read more...]