[CentOS] RAID 5 setup?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Mar 26 18:45:46 UTC 2010

At Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:16:04 +0000 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> >
> > > I have one system with an 8-way RAID1 for the OS.
> >
> >
> For real or is that a typo? Is that incase you go on holiday for a week and
> a drive-dies-a-day?

I suspect that this is a simular case to what I did: I have a server
with 4 drives.  I have several (small) RAID1 partitions (/boot, /,
/usr, /var, etc.) with 4 mirrors and one large RAID5 with three
partitions and a hot spare (a LVM volumn group, containing /home and
some other partitions). I would guess that the admin with the "8-way
RAID1 for the OS" probably also has a 6 or 8 disk RAID5 or RAID6 for
the bulk of the disks.

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