Reply to post: Re: When it hit that limit... everything stopped until we could free up some space

Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

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Re: When it hit that limit... everything stopped until we could free up some space

That would have been horrible because typical disk sizes then were 10s GB and commercial disks were smaller and more expensive (In 2000 laptops shipped with 4GB drives - I had a 26GB drive in my desktop - 16GB drives were still standard in servers so 60 drives for 1TB) .

Disks were not hot-swap and RAID mirrors still broke in horrible ways. The only way I'd seen this done was with large storage arrays and vendor specific raw AIO drivers (typically the disks are not handled by the OS but by the application)

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