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Re: SCSI Disk/Controller advice please

dsr@tao.merseine.nu wrote:
On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 07:10:53AM -0500, Tim Kelley wrote:

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 12:01:43AM +0100, Joao Clemente wrote:

Which are the tradeoffs of hard vs software raid1? What happens/How do
we proceed if 1 disk fails (how do we know it, how do we replace/resync

Software raid eats up more CPU, but linux' software raid seems to be
rather good.  Doing the root filesystem on raid in linux is kind of a

Not if you're doing a fresh install with the Sarge
debian-installer CD. SW RAID-1 was downright easy.

Good news then!
I was actually thinking of following the instructions on
that installed woody on a software raid1, using knoppix to start things up and then bootstrapping woody (whatever "bootstrapping" means)

I'll use a vmware virtual PC with 2 virtual scsi disks to try the Sarge installer CD, while I wait for the "real" hardware to get to my hands...

Thanks for the tip!

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