[ILUG] Booting a broken raid array
kenn at bluetree.ie
Fri Jan 16 14:54:18 GMT 2009
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> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Pádraig Brady
> Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 2:18 PM
> To: Kenn Humborg
> Cc: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Booting a broken raid array
> Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > I'd say get a server with a real hardware RAID setup, like a Dell PERC.
> Hardware RAID is worse than software RAID IMHO,
> as it's often buggy and just adds extra dependencies.
I haven't had any issue like that with the Dell controllers,
but my experience hasn't been that extensive. I've never
used any other vendors' kits and I wouldn't trust anything
cobbled together from multiple vendors.
> Software RAID as well as being simpler, cheaper and
> easy to upgrade can also have functional advantages:
Interesting! How do Sun handle the boot-from-software-RAID
problem? They probably have much smarter boot loaders.
> Some even suggest that any RAID is bad, so
> its use should be carefully considered:
He didn't say "any RAID is bad". He said RAID (any
flavour) is probably not what you want for home/desktop/
workstation machines. Doing it right is too expensive
and doesn't cover most of the things that go wrong for
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