[mythtv-users] Should I use LVM on this new raid?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 00:33:10 UTC 2007

On 9/23/07, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 11:28:02PM +1000, Roo wrote:
> > There is a distinct possibility of a hardware raid controller failure,
> > if you don't need sheer throughput then software raid has a lot going
> > for it. It allows the array to be rebuilt on another machine
> > independent of the controller card.
> Software RAID is the antichrist.
I have 10TB of software raid (5 and 6)  at work and it works very
well. I believe under linux the only benefit for true hardware raid
(with a modern computer) is that you can use the cache to ignore the
filesystem consistency guarantee giving you better write performance.


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