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Re: Recommended ATA-RAID controller ?



Zitiere Michael George <george mutualdata com>:

> On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 11:30:00PM +0100, Karl Huysmans wrote:
> > 
> > As an alternative, you could use the Promise ports as extra IDE
> > controllers (change the jumper) and do Linux software RAID.
> 
> We have a Promise FastTrack in a system that is going to go from Win2000
> to
> Linux in a couple weeks.  Would it be better to use the linux ataraid
> drivers
> or disable the "hardware" RAID and use linux software RAID?
use software raid

> Can sofware RAID be configured at installation time?
it depends on the used dist

> I don't imagine linux software RAID can handle hot-swap with a HS
> chassis?
if you have hot swapable SCSI disks: perhaps (see bottom)

otherwise you have to monitor /prog/mdstat. the "defect" disk is maked with "_"
> Can linux ataraid even do that?
no
see: http://unthought.net/Software-RAID.HOWTO/Software-RAID.HOWTO.html
Good luck!
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