[CentOS] SATA Raid 5 and losing a drive

Tue Apr 11 18:11:36 UTC 2006
Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 at 7:07pm, Andy Green wrote

> Andy Green wrote:
>> Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
>>> Did you try doing any I/O to the array?  In my limited experience with 
>>> software RAID, it won't notice a drive missing until it tries to do 
>>> something with said drive.
>> Yes I did do this, I copied a file to the mountpoint and did a sync. 
>> Nothing.
> Hm Googling around suggests that everyone with SATA raid may be experiencing 
> the same lack of warning that their safety net just blew a hole through the 
> server farm roof in a bid to reach escape velocity.

And *that's* why I use 3ware...

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University