Media Server

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Fri Aug 10 00:06:42 UTC 2007

Damon Andrew Keller <damon.keller at> writes:
>> Yeah, Linux software RAID or LVM will do it.
>> I would suggest using LVM: create a "logical volume" that contains all
>> the individual drives, then use that to store your data.
>> (Though, personally, I would use RAID so that a single disk failure
>>  didn't destroy /all/ the data on all eight drives.)
> That's a good point to.  I'm looking to get ordering two 500gb drives
> configured in a MIRROR form.  I don't need speed.  By the time I'm
> done, I should have 5 MIRRORed RAIDs installed.
> Ah, tell me this, am I able to use RAID MORRORed with LVM?  I've never
> used RAID so please don't beat me up on this one.  :)

Yes.  You can make any block device a "physical volume" for LVM,
so you can use a software RAID device happily.

Also of note: LVM2 supports a "mirror" target which you may find
interesting if you want to use only one tool to manage your disk

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