[CentOS] Bare drive RAID question, was RE: *very* ugly mdadm issue [Solved, badly]

Fri Sep 5 20:36:46 UTC 2014
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2014-09-05, Richard Zimmerman <rzimmerman at riverbendhose.com> wrote:
> Until I read this thread, I've never heard of building RAIDs on bare metal drives. I'm assuming no partition table, just a disk label?
> What is the advantage of doing this?

For just my purposes, the advantage is that I can treat my md RAID
drives in the same way I treat my hardware RAID drives, which are
bare drives.  It's just easier conceptually for me to not have to
remember to create a partition.  As Warren said, this is for data
volumes, not for arrays that need to host /boot or /.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us