[rescue] Any Minneapolis area listers ?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Wed Jan 10 00:12:36 CST 2007

On Jan 10, 2007, at 12:46 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> The system I was envisioning exploited the on-board SATA RAID and used 
> a
> known-good 4 bay hot-swap chassis.
> If you want _absolute_ low-price, stuffing up to 6 or more drives in 
> fixed
> bays, that would be one way to go (I have no problem with it, other 
> than the
> need to power down when a drive fails).

I will defer to your knowledge of such things, but I myself, feel very 
comfortable with software RAID, especially on newer stuff like SATA 
RAID.  It means that the OS itself will be able to read the data in the 
event the controller fails.

Then again, I would be using ZFS RAID-Z in my hypothetical setup :-)
> That is a reasonable suggestion, but check your RAID controller 
> documentation
> - larger drives may suffice for a replacement, if you are willing to 
> lose
> some capacity...

Having a hot spare is always a good idea IMHO.  Sometimes 2 drives can 
fail at once, or before you notice the first has failed.  Sometimes you 
want to wait until something has completed (or until the weekend) to 
swap out a failed drive.


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