[rescue] So, I'm bringing up my E3000....

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Apr 6 12:52:10 CDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 10:47:21AM -0700, Janet L. Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > (partially because we ran out of heating oul and this place is an
> > icebox.)
> > 
> > Anyway, I'm bringing up the E3000 to install Solaris 9 on it.  Now, I'm
> > quote familiar with the process for setting up a mirrored bootdisk on
> > Solaris.  It seems a shame to waste two 9G Cheetahs on a root mirror
> > though.  Does anyone know of a way to set up Solaris 9 to boot from
> > RAID5?
> You want your root partition to be RAID-1 (straight mirroring), because
> the OBP and bootloader don't know about RAID.

OK, that sounds very valid.  Thanks.

> RAID-5 with only two drives is silly, of course.  You could have 
> additional drives in the same RAID-5 set for, say, /usr, but that is kind 
> of a weird layout.


So I guess I'll go with mirroring the root disks again, then RAID5 the
other eight....

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