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Re: problems with qla2x00

On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 15:34 -0600, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 15:22 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 10:01 -0600, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 16:17 +0100, andreas.sumper@nimbus.at wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > i have just got done installing sarge on a similar machine that is set
> > > to boot off of the SAN. 
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, why not boot from a local disk, and leave the
> > SAN for the data?
> i guess the idea is that the SAN is a single point of failure.

But aren't single points of failure A Bad Thing?

Does the QLogic SAN driver support redundancy (2 cards, both doing
the same thing, so that if one card dies, the box keeps working)?

>                                                   no sense
> complicating the server with another moving part.

A simple "little" 80GB IDE hard drive doesn't seem that complicated
(unless you have a dozen boxes, which is a good reason for wanting
to boot off the SAN).

Booting off an IDE drive is about as simple/known/robust as one
could imagine.  No need for special drivers, work-arounds, etc.

Maybe it's just me...

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
Mae West

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