Re: Checking support levels

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On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:24:14AM CEST, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2008, Jonathan wrote:
> > >From my understanding the RAID should be supported by dmraid ok
> >
> > 1) Is this correct?
> > 2) Will it work "out of the box" or will I need to do complicated
> > things?  ;) 3) Anything I should know? (caveats/restrictions/don't do
> > that do this/etc) ? 4) With this chipset and drivers how does RAID 5
> > compare with RAID 10 (if anyone knows) ?
> 
> dmraid doesn't have any error handling for RAID1 and I don't believe you 
> can reconstruct your array if you do replace a disk (you need to use 
> the BIOS).
> 
> ie it isn't really functional :(

if you intend to only run Linux on this box, I would personally recommend you consider Linux's software raid implementation instead, as it is much more robust.

Luke
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