Media Server, LVM2, RAID
perspectiveoffice at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 10 00:48:08 UTC 2007
Does EVMS (Enterprise Volume Management Service) do
much in helping with these drives?
--- Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:
> Damon Andrew Keller <damon.keller at us.army.mil>
> >> 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
> > 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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