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Re: LVM RAID5 with missing disk?

On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 02:13:59PM +0100, mad wrote:
> Hi!
> I wanted to create a RAID5 with lvm. The basic setup is something like
> lvcreate --type raid5 -i 2 -L 1G -n my_lv my_vg
> which would mean 3 physical drives would be used in this RAID5. But can
> I specify that one drive is missing as it is possible with mdadm?

I don't think so, no. You can create your RAID with mdadm and
put LVM on top of that.

In general I strongly recommend against using RAID5. RAID1, 10,
or 6 are all better options if your data's availability is
important to you.


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