Alternative disk drive configurations

Chad Kellerman ckellerman at alabanza.com
Wed Mar 30 08:25:35 CST 2005


Hank,
   Check with Dell, the new 2850 has 6 drive bays.

2 RAID5 containers might be what you want

Just a thought..  Plus from what our sales guy is telling us the 2650 is going 
by way of the dinosaur.



Chad 

On Wednesday March 30 2005 8:21 am, Hank wrote:
> I'm about to purchase another PE2650 for my website, and I'm
> considering the following two drive configurations (OS will be RHEL
> 3.0 WS and database is MySQL):
>
> Scenario #1: two containers
> 2x36GB RAID 1 for OS
> 3x73GB RAID 5 for Database
>
> Scenario #2: one container
> 4x73GB RAID 5+73GB Failover for OS and Database
>
> Now for #1, I definately like having separate containers for OS and
> data, but I don't like not having a failover drive as I can do in
> scenario #2 with a shared RAID 5 container.
>
> What are peoples' thoughts and opinions on these two options?  Is one
> preferred over the other?
>
> Thanks.
>
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