Need basic RAID info
jan.meijer at surfnet.nl
Tue Oct 12 02:55:00 CDT 2004
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Jan-Frode Myklebust wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 08:16:54PM +0200, Jan Meijer wrote:
>> Don't listen to that silly advice. There is no need to drop that
> Why was that a silly advice? Have you seen how many people have
> problems with I/O errors when using the built in raid controller on
> the PE2650 ? Ref. even with the latest firmware:
> For us this RAID-controller has caused way more problems than faulty
> disks on our PowerEdge servers.
We've been using them without problems for years. That was my main
reason for calling the advice silly.
> Even without these problems I would still prefer doing software raid
> because of the simplified monitoring, and for having one set of tools
> for admining all raids, no matter what vendor the server came from.
That is a good argument, if you carry one OS. When using multiple OSes it
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