[linux] software RAID-1 query
joel48 at u.washington.edu
Fri Apr 22 10:30:33 PDT 2005
I've also had great success with sw RAID. Since you mention it will be doing more read than write, you'll get the benefit of reading from both drives.
One nice thing that I've had to do with sw RAID as well that was nice - you can use whatever disks you would like (different sizes, etc), just the partitions are what the raid works with.
Harry Edmon wrote:
> We have used it with great success on a number of our systems. No problems
> breaking it up later. The only tricky part is if you want to mirror your boot
> partition, but even that is not very hard to do.
> Ed Mulligan wrote:
>> I am considering using software RAID-1 (mirroring) on a system that will
>> typically be quite underloaded on the CPUs
>> (dual 2+ GHz cpu with 2 GB RAM, dual identical SCSI disk drives, had thought
>> the SCSI controller was RAID capable but its not, system will be doing much
>> more read than write)
>> any opinions on software RAID-1 (mirroring) ... good/bad (& why ?)
>> is it very hard to later "break the RAID" ?
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