[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 with IBM SERVERAID 6i

Jim Wildman jim at rossberry.com
Tue Nov 18 17:51:15 UTC 2008


On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, miguelmedalha at sapo.pt wrote:

> My question now is: what would be the better way to implement RAID 5 on this 
> server? Should I use the detected array and respective driver or should I 
> delete the array and go for Linus Software RAID?
>

I don't know about throughput, but using software RAID has the following
plus'es (in my book)
1) no need for the vendor specific agents to monitor
2) if/when you get larger drives, you can sub them into the array and
then expand it.  I haven't seen a hardware RAID card yet that will allow
that


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