Re: hot-change disk arrays...can I do it on Linux?
Brian N. Borg wrote:
> The drives themselves are not any different. The hot swap trays have
> the functionality to power the drives down before removal or up after
> insertion. Such trays and drives could be used with the md utilities
> under Linux to provide striped (raid 0), mirrored (raid 1), or striped
> and mirrored arrays. Raid 5 (striped, with parity) isn't supported.
> Although hardware raid is independent of the operating system, they
> usually include operating system specific utilities for configuring
> and monitoring the arrays. Without these utilities, it is hard, if
> not impossible, to format a new array, replace a failed drive, etc.
I heard that someone using DPT RAID card but don't know how they
get the driver.
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