Allocating MySQL cluster nodes for MogileFS database

Jared Klett jared at
Wed Feb 7 19:39:35 UTC 2007

hi Jonathan,

	I had the same thought, initially, but as it turns out in the
latest/greatest (gulp) version of MySQL cluster it's possible to use
disk storage on your data nodes:

	so in this case, SATA RAID-10 with perhaps 10K rpm drives
wouldn't be a bad idea, assuming your dataset is too large to fit in


- Jared 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Steinert [mailto:hachi at] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 2:17 PM
To: Arthur Bebak
Cc: Jared Klett; mogilefs
Subject: Re: Allocating MySQL cluster nodes for MogileFS database

Arthur Bebak wrote:
> Jared Klett wrote:
>>     and the MySQL cluster storage nodes:
>> * Dual Opteron 2.4 Ghz (Troy)
>> * 8 GB memory (may upgrade to 16 before going into production)
>> * 3ware 8006-2LP (RAID-1 for system)
>>     am I way off base here? asking for trouble (performance 
>> problems)? if so, what should I move off the file servers to other 
>> machines?
> I suspect your file servers are fine, though given that MogileFS 
> copies its files into memory (e.g. the get_file_data call) the more 
> memory the better.
> The only other comment I would make is to configure your MySQL boxes 
> with Raid 10.
> You want high IO rates, particularly if your DB size will be large, 
> and of course you want the reliability.
I see a lot of talk about using ndb (Mysql Cluster) here, and while I'm
not exactly sure of the state of this in MySQL 5.1, still
says that this is an in-memory storage system. Assuming that is the
case, then RAID 10 vs RAID 1 on the MySQL data storage nodes will make
no difference at all.

I could be all wet on this subject, and someone should correct me if I
am, but this is what I see in your setup.


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