[CentOS] Re: booting from a +2TB disk

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sun Sep 4 15:21:13 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 03:01 -0700, Akop Pogosian wrote:
> Oh, I see. Thanks all for replies. I guess I'll just take two 250GB
> disks out of RAID5 and create a mirror out of them for system disk
> which means we're going to lose ~250GB of starage capacity :/

This is what I always do for a server.  RAID-5 is not a good volume for
swap, /tmp or /var.  I typically create a "system" RAID-1 (or RAID-10)
volume, and then a "data" RAID-5 volume.

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