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Date:      Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:26:55 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Subject:   Re: partitioning server with 2 hard drives
Message-ID:  <20200916212655.7a68402fa44d9d1aba53a5dc@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <20200916210325.08868ecc@gumby.homeunix.com>
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On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:03:25 +0100
RW via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 06:54:32 +0100
> Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:10:05 -0700
> > Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com> wrote:
> 
> > > When, not if, a drive fails, will you find one with precisely the
> > > same geometry / capacity to replace the failed drive and remirror?
> > > Can you do  
> > 
> > 	You don't need to, you just need one big enough, and 1TB
> > drives are very easy to find.
> 
> Just out of curiosity, does ZFS leave a small amount of space unused on
> a raw drive to allow for a replacement being very slightly smaller?  

	No, so what I usually do is create a partition a bit smaller than
the drive and give that to ZFS.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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