[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question
Carl L. Gilbert
clg-social at rigidsoftware.com
Wed Jun 4 23:35:19 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 16:55 -0600, Matt Nelson wrote:
> That's still not an advantage.
> When you really need to use a disk configuration tool, you
> be neck-deep in alligators. You may have a serial console or a
> text console that can't do X and may not have a network
> capability. You may be three thousand miles away and need to
> bring the disks up before you do anything else.
> In which circumstances, not having experience with the command
> line tool is... problematic.
> On the other hand, this is a discussion list about boxes that
> sit in your living room, or perhaps as far away as your
> or attic. So, do what you like.
> Dan, I have to agree completely with you, especially this last
> paragraph. I am not against hardware raid devices, but for my home,
> hardware raid is "cost-defective". I use hardware raid controllers
> for 95% of the hardware at my work, mainly because they are willing to
> pay for it, however I am not.
> My original 6 drives running a software raid created using mdadm on
> fedora 6 has been migrated through 2 servers, and 3 different
> installs, with no problems, it just came up and mounted with
> absolutely no problems. Which is what lead me to create this
> discussion; I did not know if I was just lucky, and after growing in
> size, I wanted to find out if I needed to do things different in the
> future. After reading all of your comments and links to
> documentation, etc I have concluded that I am on the right path with
> Linux-based software raid, for my home use.
Getting it running is 1/2 the battle. Having a recovery strategy is the
other 1/2. Once you get that, then you should have confidence, not
before. Not saying you don't have one. But your text above is
highlighting only the setup part and not anything about recovery.
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