[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Fri Apr 18 08:27:34 CDT 2008

Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 09:07:29AM +0100, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> [...]
>> 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.
> When I last bought a hardware RAID card, I bought *two* and then swapped the
> spare card in after building the array to see if it was still readable.
> ... and then it turned out that Linux software RAID was faster anyway.

A lot of hardware RAID cards have horribly slow processors on them.

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