[CentOS] Install to internal USB?

Fri Nov 8 22:06:41 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/8/2013 12:57 PM, Lists wrote:
> Saw a trick today, wondering if anybody else had done/tried this? Assume
> you have a 1U rackmount with 4 front-accessed drive bays, and you want
> all four bays for a 4-disk RAID5 storage.
> The idea is to use an internal USB adapter and a couple of bigger USB
> thumb drives to install to, RAID 1 style, freeing up all your external
> drive bays. At first, I didn't think that a thumb drive would hold
> enough for the O/S, but in actual production use for a file server with
> 14 TB of redundant storage, the OS actually uses less than 6 GB!

USB thumb drives are really not that suitable for anything doing random 
writes, lots of small files, etc.

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