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RE: SW RAID 1 (install) problem on FC3



Thanks, I will try putting them on different controller ports.
Problem is that I then have to put the HD and CDROM together on one controller, but I'll see how that turns out...
Guess it can only get better - or not work at all any more

MARK


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Alexander Dalloz
> Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:26 AM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: SW RAID 1 (install) problem on FC3
> 
> 
> Am Mi, den 06.04.2005 schrieb Mark um 19:42:
> 
> > I had them running over night, more than 12 hours, but it's still 
> > running.
> 
> That sounds much too much time. Although, Brian made a good 
> argument. 2 IDE hard drives on 1 controller have a very 
> sub-optimal performance as always only 1 drive can send data 
> over the wire (master / slave configuration). If any possible 
> you should avoid that setup.
> 
> > But the point is: there is nothing on there, it's a fresh install. 
> > There should not be a sync in the first place, especially not right 
> > after formatting them... Isn't strange?
> 
> Not strange, but normal. The sync of the RAID array drives 
> after the initial install has to happen.
> 
> > MARK
> 
> I recently installed a new server with a software RAID1 of  
> ~200 GB (2 fast SATA drives) and the initial sync took about 
> 60 minutes with sync rates between 60 MB/sec and 48 MB/sec. I 
> did let it run and made a pause to not interfere it with 
> other install and configuration tasks. On console I observed it with:
> 
> watch -n 60 cat /proc/mdstat
> 
> Alexander
> 
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