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RE: [K12OSN] Linux "Software RAID"

You can take the advice of whoever you want... However I have posted to this
list at least 3 to 4 time after FAILED software raid 5.........  It puts you
in an ugly spot, with little to no support.. Many will tell you to stick
with a mirror if going software... Its simple, and it works, and hard to get

I have been lucky and recovered from a few software raid 5 failures.  SIMPLY
disks, and a mirror.  SIMPLE.

Failing that get some cash and go full hardware.

Just my 43 Cents...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Carl Keil
> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 2:01 PM
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: [K12OSN] Linux "Software RAID"
> Hey Folks,
> I hear people extolling the virtues of "software RAID" on the 
> list a lot.  I'm finally setting up a production server in a 
> school and I have enough disks to play with to do RAID.  I'm 
> leaning towards RAID 5.  
> Anyway, when people say "software RAID" do they mean just 
> setting up a RAID in LVM Manager?  Or is the mdadm command 
> the simpler, more robust, preferred way to do this?  I never 
> thought about using LVM for this before, but the last time I 
> was in there I noticed some RAID options.  
> This is for a Samba/LDAP/home directory server.
> Thanks,
> ck
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