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Re: Checking support levels



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On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 12:23:16PM CEST, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2008, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> > if you intend to only run Linux on this box, I would personally
> > recommend you consider Linux's software raid implementation instead,
> > as it is much more robust.
> 
> Unfortunately there are several failure modes that won't cover. Uou are 
> reliant on your BIOS being able to boot the second disk if the first 
> has an error - Murphy dictates it will get an error half way through 
> loading the kernel :)
> 
> Still it's OK if you can handle downtime and manual intervention on a 
> failure.
> 
> Unfortunately I haven't actually been able to install Linux on a JMicron 
> RAID-1 system which works fine with FreeBSD & Windows XP.

While dmraid doesn't allow for rebuilding/useful event tracking as it stands, I would still personally choose Linux Software RAID dispite the shortcomings you mentioned.

Luke
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