[CentOS] Re: Anaconda doesn't support raid10

Fri May 11 13:38:22 UTC 2007
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Feizhou
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:21 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Re: Anaconda doesn't support raid10
> > Originally I had boot on 2 drives raid1, with 2 more drives being 
> > hotspares.  Then I realized that this makes no sense, if 
> you can just 
> > set up a raid1 with 4 drives (where each drive is a copy of each 
> > other).  Didn't really know if it was supported, but looks 
> like it works.
> The entire use all four disks for /boot makes no sense if two disks 
> belonging to the same mirror for the lvm go down. Please stop this 
> nonsense about surviving everything to no benefit. You can have three 
> disks fail and still have a working /boot. For what?

I think the idea of the 4 partition raid1 was more of, what else is he
going to do with the 200MB at the beginning of each disk which he has
because of partition symmetry across drives?

Makes sense to just dup the partition setup from one to the other and
now with grub and a working /boot on each disk the order of the drives
is no longer important, he can take all 4 out, play 4 disk monty, slap
them back in and the system should come up without a problem.


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