[CentOS] Re: settings up cheap a NAS / SAN server, is it possible?
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jul 2 22:49:38 UTC 2008
> Even if it's fake RAID5(RAID software)?
> Didn't know that.
> Raid 5 need a minimum of 3 drives. The only way to get 2 drives in
> software raid is to create the array with the "missing" statement.
> With only 2 drives, you have a stripe with a failed parity.
> So 2 drives is already missing one, and the next failure is doom.
> Raid 1 (mirror) is fine with 2 drives.
> Then I will have to backup ASAP and re install the Array in Raid1,
> thank you scott.
> But the odd thing its that I've never had any errors regarding RAID or
> even HDs.
> Will recheck my config.
Make sure that it is raid 5 before you mess with it. I find it hard to believe
that it let you set it up with only 2 drives.
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