[mythtv-users] LVM RAID 5 partition schemes
mandric at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 18:32:32 UTC 2005
I'm planning on sqeezing as much as I can into a microATX case
to make my mythtv frontend/backend. I also want to make this
a media storage box/file server, ie. include a RAID 5 LVM storage setup.
I'm basically stuck on the RAID. Since I do not have enough data
*right now* to use the 3 x 300G RAID 5, I'd like to just buy two
drives now and use mdadmin to
setup a RAID 5 with 2 missing drives and add drives as time goes on.
I know it's required to have 3 drives to make a RAID 5 array. But is
there a way to fake so I can add a third drive later? Or do I just
have to fork up the cash now?
If you could post your partition scheme or how you setup
your partitions/drives it would help me.
Has anyone tried to mix/match devices like ATA and SATA to create a raid 5 with
md? I know it's crazy but i'm just trying to consider the options for
the time being.
Here's some of my proposed hardware setup (still in the works) :
MSI K7N2GM2-LSR nForce2 K7 400 DDR400 VGA 8X LAN SATA-RAID MicroATX
3 x 300G SATA Maxtor Maxline III 16MB buffers
Cooler Master ATC-620C-BX1 Cases microATX Form
Since the MB only has two SATA ports (couldn't find one with 4 onboard
and better to have a card anyway incase i change MB's one day) on it
i'll probably end up needing a SATA card. like the Promise TX4 (4
Port) if i want a RAID 5 ...
Thanks for any help!
Stuck in a microATX life.
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