bonnie++ output

posted on 10:37 PM on Thursday 12 December 2013

As the data that I work with gets ever larger, the need for more and faster disks get ever more important. In the past, 1TB was a large amount of storage but in today's world, that is the amount you get in a small portable drive. For my work, we routinely need storage in the 10s of TBs and to get to that kind of storage we need to aggregate disk. To understand the performance of these arrays of disk, I typically use bonnie++ but its output is not the easiest to understand. See this page for help on the bonnie++ output.