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Re: Building a RAID system

On (01/02/05 08:34), Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 01:24:15PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > I'm not sure I understand...he said:
> > 
> > "I turned raid on in the bios for the two channels that I have the hard
> > drives hooked up to but when I got to the partitioning section of the
> > installation I was confused.  The only way I could figure out how to get
> > the raid going was to use the "software raid" function in the partition
> > menu."
> >  
> > If he turned on Raid in the BIOS, is that not Hardware Raid?
> No it isn't.  It is proprietary software raid managed by a bios
> extension and custom drivers (once the OS and drivers take over from the
> bios).  It is entirely done in software.
> > When I installed software Raid1 on those two servers recently, I didn't
> > implement anything in the BIOS, it was all done in Debian.
> As it should be.  Better to use open software raid than someone's secret
> proprietary software raid that won't work if you have to move to a new
> motherboard later.
Thanks .... and to Hugo ;)

When I feel energetic I might go back and reinstall the two original
servers running H/W Raid but they have been running fine over the last
two years and the machines are pretty old (HP LHPros 8 years) and so it
is more likely they'll be replaced.



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