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Re: RAID starter

On Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:00, Angus D Madden wrote:
> Russell Coker, Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 08:41:41PM +0100:
> > On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 18:25, Angus D Madden wrote:
> > > When you have completed the configuration the disks will have to be
> > > "scrubbed".  This could take several hours.  Needless to say, you can't
> > > add RAID to a production server, it has to be set up with it in the
> > > beginning.
> >
> > For software RAID you can resize the file system to be 96K smaller and
> > then add a second disk as RAID-1.
> Russel, would you recommend software RAID with a production system?

Yes.  I'm running it on 5 servers at 3 sites.

> Have you tried it?  Curious.  I wonder as well if anyone has tried the
> new IDE-RAID controllers.

Of course I've tried it.  I wouldn't be recommending hacks like the resize by 
96K to add RAID to an existing system trick unless I'd tested it thoroughly.

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