Re: RAID for large disks
On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 11:15 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Striping is a GREAT idea IFF you want serious speed, but don't care
> about your data. If one of the disks goes flaky, *all* the data on
> the stripeset goes poof.
> So, *never* use striping on a production server!! Unless you hate
> the company, are vindictive, and are about to leave.
'Production' can be many things. There are many applications that could
well be 'production', but which can recreate the data relatively easily,
which would be reasonable candidates for striping. A squid proxy cache
would be one; an intermediate state in some file conversion process
might be another.