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Re: [K12OSN] Linux "Software RAID"



Regardless of the tool you use, be sure you're comfortable with the
process used to replace a disk. A clear downside to software RAID is
that there are many commands involved; hardware RAID is usually just
"yank and replace".

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Dan Young <dyoung mesd k12 or us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services
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On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Carl Keil <carl snarlnet com> wrote:
> 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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