Re: RAID question
hi ya arne
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Arne Goetje wrote:
> > none of the "onboard raid" stuff worked in the past ... as far as i'm
> > concerned
> > if you use hw raid, you're stuck with the sw they give you to
> > maintain/watch yoru raid system ...
> > if you use sw raid, you can do anything you want imaginable
> > within reason to baby sit your raid box
> well, thanks so far to all who replied...
> one more question: it seems that the vendor of the onboard RAID
> controller supplies a binary kernel module for the RAID function.
> However, this is proprietary stuff.
yup.. you can use what one outfit gives you and be locked into
their widgets and their [in]abilities to fix serious bugs [fast] or go
onboard raid stuff does NOT work ... as they claim .. ( "raid" )
and in my definitions .. "hands off raid"
where each of the drive gets physically disconnected
and i expect it to keep working and resync when
the new replacement is swapped in
one or more drives at a time, depending on your raid config
> There is also a software RAID driver which is open source.
software raid driver is in the linux kernel itself ..
anything is the vendors (modified) raid widgets ..
> Can I enable HW RAID in the Controller menu and use it on the win2k
> partition and can I use software RAID in Linux, or will that mess up
i dont think you can mix and match depending on the "os"
since its hardware controlled
- unless you tweek the controller or the bios
each time you reboot to the other partition
> Or is it better to stick to the binary module?
never use binary anything ....
- have the source code available to *-you-* so that
"somebody" can fix any buggs for you