I came up with some other advantages of hardware RAID but none of them seem to apply to me. When one of your drives in a RAID dies you need to replace it. Table of Contents 3Ware Eskalad series 1. Or will I loose my whole array? The following criteria is being considered: Translate that to “full disappearing data unless you pay for recovery”. Email Required, but never shown.

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Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Which is nice because I really like to use LVM. If the performance gains are going to be minimal, I would go software.

Than LVM2 is really cheaper than I thought. Command-line utilities are packaged for Debian as dpt-i2o-raidutils. Download all attachments as: The Thelios machine look nice. Things CAN get nasty.

Make the best of imposed Windows-use at work. They will profit off your hard work. Linux kernel drivers 3. How serious can the data loss be? Installing jstock with Slackware Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled.


3Ware Eskalad series

NoDough Jan 11, 9: You should not expect any problems with theses drivers which are known to be mature and stable. Is the kernel driver needed for this RAID system available in the default kernel?

Also for read look at blockdev –help. Maximum write speed I’ve been able to obtain is a shockingly low 5.

RAID on Linux: tuning and troubleshooting, v. c

I’ve found that the filesystem and blocksize you use and for RAID 5 the chunk size make a huge difference in performance. Debian-Installer Is the hardware supported by the Debian-Installer? This is base install. Eskalad and series 4. Tested with Linux 3.

What should I do? Check the bottom of the page. In my experience the storsave setting doesn’t make much of a difference. I just tested it with XFS instead of ext3, but there’s 3sare any performance increase: There are Debian packages of both tools available from http: RAID status can be obtained via the mpt-status tool.


Minimum status information is OK or degraded i.

LinuxRaidForAdmins – Debian Wiki

Some more info on my server: Both have advantages and disadvantages. Not aware of any method of 3waee the status for this RAID.

If, in the end, the best performance is achieved via the least expensive solution, why wouldn’t you go that way? Keep an eye out for it.