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Re: RAID starter

On Thu, 2002-03-21 at 08:00, Angus D Madden wrote:

> Russel, would you recommend software RAID with a production system?  
> Have you tried it?  Curious.  I wonder as well if anyone has tried the
> new IDE-RAID controllers.

I installed a system with a Promise Fasttrack IDE-RAID controller a few
weeks ago and after compiling a fresh 2.4.17 kernel it worked just fine.

Though I wouldn't recommend it for a production system as the RAID has
to be resynced at BIOS-stage as soon as a disk fails. So if you use a
pair of 100GB drives it will take some hours to get the system up

mfg Markus
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