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Re: Software RAID...

On Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:28, Roger Abrahamsson wrote:
> Do anyone here know is if there is any way you can add disks/grow an
> existing software raid-5 system (2.4.x kernels)?
> The cost of large IDE-disks now makes it possible to have some 300+GB
> system for cheap mass storage where access times is less critical, but it
> would be nice to be able to add disks to it after demand..
> Any info is appreciated.

LVM is the correct solution to this problem.  You can run LVM over multiple 
RAID-5 and RAID-1 arrays.  Then you have RAID for reliability and LVM to 
allow easy growth of storage.

I'm still not sure that LVM is ready for serious use though...

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