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Re: NTFS recommended allocation unit size
Posted by: Josh Chamas
Date: February 12, 2006 11:53PM

Gary Wilson wrote:
> Further to this, how do I determine the optimum
> stripe size to set my RAID 1+0 on??? This seems
> to be quite a dark art....
> Regards
> Gary

Hi Gary,

To really know, you need a benchmark, and try it out.

For cluster size, generally larger cluster are bettter for larger files. For large
MyISAM tables and InnoDB tablespace, larger cluster unit size for NTFS from 4K-64K
would be good to try.

Also, make sure your RAID stripe size is large, generally
the larger the better, 64K+ is often good.

But, all the expert advice in the world will not beat a benchmark
relevant to your application that you run yourself. So try things and
test away!



Josh Chamas
Director, Professional Services
MySQL Inc.,
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