[CentOS] Centos as a file storage/backup destination (Advice)

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 17:44:11 UTC 2009


On Nov 8, 2009, at 2:22 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> Craig White wrote:
>> agreed but I am not a fan of RAID-5 any more because it is so slow.
>> Suggest RAID 10/0+1
>>
>
> generally, I'd agree, but for bulk storage like a backup server, the
> drive count gets kind of higher.
>
> http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/3U/936/SC936E1-R900.cfm
> would be the way to go then.   I'd probably use one raid1 of 2 drives
> for the OS and software, then 12 as a raid 0+1 and 1-2 hot spares

You don't need RAID10 for backups.

RAID6 should suffice.

-Ross



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