Adaptec HostRAID ddf1 on Supermicro X7DBR-i+

Andrew Peabody apeabody at
Tue Dec 18 22:25:13 UTC 2007

Hi Phillip,

We are experimenting with it for use on compute nodes, so fault tolerance
is not a big deal, currently we don't mirror drives on most of our nodes. 
Right now smartd seems to be an acceptable way to identify underlying
drive failure for this particular application.  We could use linux
software raid, but prefer the idea of the fakeraid solution to ease kick
started PXE boot rebuilds across diverse hardware.



On Tue, December 18, 2007 1:18 pm, Phillip Susi wrote:
> Andrew Peabody wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> First I want to say that dmraid was been a wonderful tool for use.  We
>> use
>> it with many Sun X2100s, and other motherboards with great success.  The
>> only feature we really miss is an option like mdmonitor to notify us if
>> there is a problem with an array.
> Currently dmraid has no error handling capability, so you probably don't
> want to use it on a server needing fault tolerance.
> _______________________________________________
> Ataraid-list mailing list
> Ataraid-list at

More information about the Ataraid-list mailing list