Raid configuration

McDougall, Marshall (FSH) Marshall.McDougall at
Fri Jan 19 11:52:17 CST 2007

Thanks to all who responded.  I thought the best suggestion was to spark
up bonnie ++ with various configs and see what comes from that. 

Regards, Marshall

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>Subject: Raid configuration
>I am in the process of allocating drive space in several new 2950's.
>Each of these servers are to house DB's of some sort.  Each has a PERC
>5/I, 6 X 146 gig drives and each will run RHES4.  I was thinking of 2
>1 - mirrored pair of 146's for OS
>1 - Raid 5 array with 4 x 146 for db's.  That would give me a disk of
>about 440 GB.
>Currently, the biggest DB is about 30 GB.   I figure there are just too
>many ways that I can slice and dice it.  Any advice appreciated.
>Regards, Marshall
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