[mythtv-users] Should I use LVM on this new raid?
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Mon Sep 24 00:36:35 UTC 2007
On Sun, Sep 23, 2007 at 08:33:10PM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> 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.
I *said* it was a religious issue, did I not? :-)
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