[CentOS] I need storage server advice

Wed May 7 03:38:10 UTC 2008
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

Yes, though slammed hardware RAID a bit. Software RAID has it's place don't
get me wrong, it's just knowing when and where.

Now the problem I have with your approach under the OP's
requirements is the only way to fit that kinda storage over that long a
period is with external enclosures and there isn't many systems that have external 4 lane serial storage
connectors builtin, so one needs a card that can perform that and if you are shopping for a card to do that
then you might as well get one for a few $100 more that has on board RAID. Also if the OP wanted to switch
distro's he will not have to worry about losing the RAID configuration or hosing it in the process.


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Sent: Tue May 06 20:39:52 2008
Subject: Re: [CentOS] I need storage server advice

The point was, acceptable performance can be had without purchasing a hardware controller. And for archival purposes on a tight budget $500 bucks means one controller for 3 more drives. 

On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 6:17 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

	Ross S. W. Walker wrote:

		Take these benchmarks with a grain of salt.

	and, more importantly, for the thread at hand, this guy wants an ARCHIVE server, where performance is quite secondary, reliablity and data retention are more important.
	If he had the budget, I'd be suggesting looking at something like Copan's MAID system.

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