Stephen Harris wrote: > On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 03:31:31PM -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote: > > I wouldn't use Ubuntu or any Debian based distro cause it's EVMS just > > might bugger up the LVM config... > > Huh. Dunno what EVMS is, but thanks for the warning! EVMS is like a storage management framework, that lvm is just a component of. It's very ambitious, but also very complex, and it writes out it's own meta-data for volumes that are managed by it. > > Instead of a second machine, how about an external disk enclosure? > > > > You can get them rack mountable or tower based. Look for a nice > > 15 drive enclosure, then you have room to build 2 arrays... > > This is a home server; I'm not made of money :-) Ah, Ok, well a JBOD enclosure needn't break the bank, especially if it's an empty one. Google around and you can probably find a white box JBOD enclosure that fits your budget. There are even nice desktop enclosures with 4x SATA/SAS connectors for 6 or 8 drives. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.