[K12OSN] RAID advice

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 04:56:31 UTC 2005

On 12/22/05, Jim McQuillan <jam at mcquil.com> wrote:
> Sudev Barar wrote:
> > On 12/22/05, William Fragakis <william at fragakis.com> wrote:
> >
> >> We are building our first mondo server (dual core P4 3.0 ghz) and I
> >> wanted some ideas on what (and how) directories to put on the RAID
> >> (striped for speed, we have a file server elsewhere). I have a separate
> >> disk for the boot directory since I'll be using a fake SATA RAID on the
> >> motherboard. We want to serve about 35-40 desktops with the set up.
> >
> > IMHO
> > With /home elsewhere on nfs what benefits are expected from raid? A
> > SCSI drive may be better bet IAC than SATA (raid or no raid)
> >
> Here's a benefit for using raid..... UPTIME!
> With raid, if a drive fails, the system keeps running.  without raid, it
> dies a horrible death, and the users are sitting there wondering what to do.

Point for Jim.... :-)

With caveat that you have build raid to be able to boot from either disk.

Jim..the OP was looking for speed increase and so my question.
Sudev Barar
Learning Linux

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