On 08/02/06, Benjamin J. Weiss <benjamin at birdvet.org> wrote: > Okay, this is probably a stupid question, but here goes: > > We've got a database server that I'm going to wipe clean and install the > latest OS. It's running 2.1 right now, and it has a hardware raid. > I've found lots of stuff on software raid tools, but are there any tools > on hardware raid? >From first-hand experience Dell, HP and 3ware provide utilities which let you configure and monitor their controllers from within the OS itself (assuming at least enough RAID config to get an OS installed :)) I believe Adaptec cried off providing proper support for their cards under Linux anymore though I could be mistaken. On cursory inspection, this archived FreeBSD list mail appears to provide a decent summary of your options for Adaptec... http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-scsi/2005-August/001987.html http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=adaptec+linux+cli+management&hl=en Will.