OT: Mirrored or RAID5
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Sun Dec 2 20:58:13 GMT 2007
on 12/2/2007 4:14 AM UxBoD spake the following:
> I am just about to reinstall my home server with Centos5 and not sure the best configuration for the disks. I have a 3Ware 9550SX Hardware RAID card with four 200GB drives in hot swap bays. Currently I have two 200GB mirrored RAID sets, one for O/S and the other for data. I am thinking about recreating the RAID set as one big RAID5 so that I can maximize the data area as only 10% is used in the O/S area.
> How does this approach sound ? The server is a dual Opteron 250 with 6GB RAM. Any help appreciated.
If you want to keep the raid 1 and maximize the data set, you can always use
LVM over the raid arrays. That way you can use the space however you want to.
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