[CentOS] OT Question about raid 5

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Tue Apr 21 20:23:58 UTC 2009


>I have always belived that if you have 5 hard drives 1 50gb second
>50gb third 20gb fourth 60gb firth 30gb that the largest would then
>be the size of the smallest disk, not 80 or 100 or 120 for that matter
>or am I wrong here?

Well, wrt to R5, yes. If the array is spanned across different disks,
it must use the smallest size and leave unused space for the remainder
on the larger disks..

jlc


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