[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Michael-John Turner mj at mjturner.net
Fri Apr 18 03:07:29 CDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 11:34:07AM -0400, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> This is also partly why I strongly prefer software raid to hardware 
> raid.  I've seen a number of times where hardware raid has caused us 
> data loss.  The only one time I've lost data on a software raid, was 
> because I was trying to piece it back together, and reassembled the 
> RAID-5 in the wrong order.  It's really easy to mash the chunks back 
> together with software raid if it becomes unhappy, but there's rarely 
> the same user accessible tools you'd need to do the same with hardware 
> raid.

Agree with you on this one. In addition, the ability to be able to just pop
the disks into a replacement machine running the same OS, as you can with
software RAID, is a huge advantage. With hardware RAID, you'd need to find
the same model of controller, etc. 

Michael-John Turner 
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