questions about a PERC in a 2950

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Tue Oct 16 12:14:26 CDT 2007


On Tue, October 16, 2007 12:39, Chris Stromsoe wrote:
> I'm not a fan of hardware raid.  Getting the data off the drives if
> something goes very bad can be challenging.  With 8 cores in the box in
> question, I'm not lacking for CPU.  The management tools leave quite a bit
> to be desired, not the least of which is that there isn't a simple proc or
> sysfs interface for managing the driver (using sh and echo to manage drive
> replacement, rebuilds, hot spares, etc, with cat for reading back
> controller and drive status would be perfect).  I'm also running Debian
> and there isn't a Debian native build of the management tools or available
> source to build them myself.
>

I get most of that, but is getting data off a hosed software raid array
any simpler than with hardware raid?  You seem quite knowledgeable, want
to understand your perspective.



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