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Re: about to try RAID....

To: "P.Dixon" <P.Dixon@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: about to try RAID....
From: Matteo Centonza <matteo@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 23:18:52 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0109031422500.22560-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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we actually use a Promise Ultra ATA 100 and an on board controller with 4
IBM DTLA hd with LVM on top of soft RAID5 (Athlon 1.33 Ghz).
This setup is in production, updating the kernel cvs every once in a
while, since early june, it's rock solid, and recently saved our ass
when our server keep on crashing hergodically (10 times per day due to a
power supply defect, avoiding the consequent 140 Gb fs check).
Thanks to XFS(primarily) and LVM, we have extremely valid HA solution for

Thanks a lot guys.



On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, P.Dixon wrote:

> Hi,
> We're about to try xfs and software raid. We've done this in the past
> using 3x Promise Ultra ATA 100TX2 controllers. However, I've seen on this
> list a few bad comments about Promise, so I was wondering if there are any
> alternatives that people think would be a better option.
> This is what we plan to do:
> Using a standard motherboad/CPU in a large tower case, we want to use 8x
> IBM 61.5 GB hard disks in a software RAID 5 configuration (using XFS of
> course).
> Any hints/tips would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheerio,
>                                       Paul
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