Question about LVM and RAID

Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu m3freak at
Thu Nov 29 16:54:28 UTC 2007

Hi All,

I have an external drive cage which has been configured with two
separate RAID 5 arrays.  I then used LVM to create two PVs, and then
added the volumes together under one VG.  The whole shebang is mounted
on one file system (/srv).

What would happen if one of the RAID arrays failed (e.g. two drives die
in RAID 5 array 1)?  Would the data be safe, would I lose all data, or
would I just lose the data that was on the failed array?

I believe I would only lose the data on the failed array, but a friend
believe I would lose the whole lot.

Thanks in advance!


Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
Linux i686 GNU/Linux 
11:48:40 up 13 days, 10:21, 1 user, load average: 0.27, 0.12, 0.10 

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