[CentOS] Growing RAID5 on CentOS 4.6

Ross S. W. Walker RWalker at medallion.com
Fri Aug 22 19:50:29 UTC 2008


Stephen Harris wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 03:31:31PM -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > I wouldn't use Ubuntu or any Debian based distro cause it's EVMS just
> > might bugger up the LVM config...
> 
> Huh.  Dunno what EVMS is, but thanks for the warning!

EVMS is like a storage management framework, that lvm is just a component
of. It's very ambitious, but also very complex, and it writes out it's
own meta-data for volumes that are managed by it.

> > Instead of a second machine, how about an external disk enclosure?
> > 
> > You can get them rack mountable or tower based. Look for a nice
> > 15 drive enclosure, then you have room to build 2 arrays...
> 
> This is a home server; I'm not made of money :-)

Ah, Ok, well a JBOD enclosure needn't break the bank, especially
if it's an empty one. Google around and you can probably find a
white box JBOD enclosure that fits your budget. There are even
nice desktop enclosures with 4x SATA/SAS connectors for 6 or 8
drives.

-Ross

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