daniel at rimspace.net
Fri Aug 10 00:06:42 UTC 2007
Damon Andrew Keller <damon.keller at us.army.mil> 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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