[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Matt Nelson matt at frozenatom.com
Wed Jun 4 02:54:49 UTC 2008

That's easy to say Carl, but in practice you are looking at a $700.00 for a
card that I would trust with my data.  I'm not saying that I have not
thought about it since having it take care of the parity calculations would
take a load off of my machine, but still thats enough money to buy 3 decent
1TB drives.


On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Carl L. Gilbert <
clg-social at rigidsoftware.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 17:41 +0200, Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> > Matt Nelson wrote:
> > > On one of my mythtv backend servers I host my fileserver that stores
> all
> > > of my media on two raid5 sets totaling 12 drives that are all attached
> > > via sata.  These are all attached externally, and that is where my
> > > question lies, if I connect these drives incorrectly will my raid sets
> > > die, or does it not matter where they are connected since there is some
> > > metadata that tells the linux software raid that it belongs to a
> certain
> > > raid set?
> >
> > Yes, Linux software RAID will work regardless of the drive order. Your
> > only order concern is the boot drive.
> >
> No, this is not guaranteed.  It depends on the distro and how the drives
> are referenced.  I think more recent distros should work.  But I know
> for a fact that older ones would not.  Like old Redhat versions where I
> first cut my teeth on RAID.
> Anyway, just step up to hardware RAID and don't even think about it
> anymore.
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