Re: hardware raid and 3ware
On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Will Trillich wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 01:03:11AM -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > hi ya
> > 3ware give you their drivers for using with their cards ...
> > 7500-2 is the cheapest 3ware cards
> > 7500-4 is for 4 drives
*ouchie* you went digging .. :-0
> apt-get install kernel-headers-2.4.18
> and then tried "make" which yielded four missing header items:
> gcc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -fno-strict-aliasing -DMODVERSIONS -I. -I/usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi -I/usr/src/linux/include -include /usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h -c -o 3w-xxxx.o 3w-xxxx.c
> 3w-xxxx.c:208: sd.h: No such file or directory
> 3w-xxxx.c:209: scsi.h: No such file or directory
> 3w-xxxx.c:210: hosts.h: No such file or directory
> 3w-xxxx.c:3636: scsi_module.c: No such file or directory
> make: *** [3w-xxxx.o] Error 1
i have not had any problems with compiling the 3ware tools
- works fine for me .. most any 2.4.2x kernels
but is also the other red-devil's os ... not debian
- depending on the amt of "original sized data" ...
i recommend against $500 3ware card and tell them that the other
way to protect data is to buy $500 of extra disks in a $200 pc ...
( 2x 300GB disks or 4x 200GB disks.. or ?? )
- usually more reliable for multiple reasons ..
- 2 servers instead of 1 ...
- 2nd set of live data ( east coast - west coast )
- not raided .. so no raid problems or controller problems
- rsync data to "backup" when you feel like making a copy
- you can use sw raid instead and have all kinds of raid
monitoring toos ...
- blah blah blah ..
# current project ... 200TeraByte per rack .. should be fun ...