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Re: RAID Suggestion for webserver

I'd go with Raid5 personally...

it really depends also on your monetary needs, and how often you do


On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, Jason Lim wrote:

> Hi,
> Okay... for those of you following the previous RAID discussion... I
> bought the 3ware cards.
> Each server has 4 40G hard disks (identical). What RAID level/config do
> you suggest?
> Main usage is web/database/mail server (the usual hosting setup). Disk
> performance isn't THAT important, but reliability is.
> I was originally thinking setting up 2 RAID1 arrays... 2 disks + 2 disks
> (or RAID10), but after thinking a bit more, perhaps RAID5 with 3 disks + 1
> spare would be even better?
> With the RAID10 solution 2 disks could die (but there is still the chance
> that the 2 disks holding the same information die), but with the RAID5
> only 1 disk could die (but then the spare would kick in).
> Any suggestions, as usual, would be greatly appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Jason

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