[rescue] Re: [SunHELP] Small RAID array setup

C. Magnus Hedemark chris at yonderway.com
Thu Jun 26 13:31:29 CDT 2003

On Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 01:23 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> After some thought, I think I'd do this:  Set up a small boot partition
> on the internal disk.  Install onto it, then establish a multi-way
> mirror across the remaining disks.  RAID5 the remaining space on all
> five disks.

Normally RAID doesn't work on the partition level but on the drive 

That said, you could RAID 5 on three of the drives (minimum) and RAID 1 
on two drives (min & max... your only option).  I think Disk Suite lets 
you do mirroring and such at the partition level but I go out of my way 
not to use it (so terribly slow and a pain in the ass to maintain 
compared to even a marginal hardware RAID)


C. Magnus Hedemark
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