[CentOS] RAID support in kernel?

Mon Jan 31 13:36:52 UTC 2011
Kenni Lund <kenni at kelu.dk>

2011/1/31 Steve Brooks <steveb at mcs.st-and.ac.uk>:
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2011, Les Bell wrote:
>> Kenni Lund <kenni at kelu.dk> wrote:
>> Fakeraid is a proprietary software RAID
>> solution, so if your motherboard suddently decides to die, how will
>> you then get access to your data?
>> <<
>> Obviously, you restore it from a backup. RAID is not a substitute for
>> backups.
>> Best,
>> --- Les Bell
> Hmm... What percentage of home users keep backups of their systems and
> data .. not enough me thinks?

Ditto...I have backups of all of my important data at home, but not of
the operating systems or of the less important data. When something
breaks, I'll have a backup of all the important stuff, but I'll still
need to spend time on reinstalling the operating system, configuring
it, etc. I think this is true for most home users.

Anyway, the point is not to use RAID as a backup system, since it
obviously isn't, but just not to lock yourself into using a doubtful
vendor specific software RAID solution, when there's a much more
portable solution integrated in the kernel, which at the same time
probably is more well-tested and free of bugs.

Best regards