[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Matt Nelson matt at frozenatom.com
Wed Jun 4 22:55:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Dan Ritter <dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 03:11:54PM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> > >> runs smartmon no problem.  Plus there is a web interface to manage the
> > >> drives from within the OS.
> > >
> > > That's not an advantage.
> > >
> > Webmin provides this on linux.
> That's still not an advantage.
> When you really need to use a disk configuration tool, you will
> be neck-deep in alligators. You may have a serial console or a
> text console that can't do X and may not have a network
> capability. You may be three thousand miles away and need to
> bring the disks up before you do anything else.
> In which circumstances, not having experience with the command
> line tool is... problematic.
> On the other hand, this is a discussion list about boxes that
> sit in your living room, or perhaps as far away as your basement
> or attic. So, do what you like.

Dan, I have to agree completely with you, especially this last paragraph.  I
am not against hardware raid devices, but for my home, hardware raid is
"cost-defective".  I use hardware raid controllers for 95% of the hardware
at my work, mainly because they are willing to pay for it, however I am

My original 6 drives running a software raid created using mdadm on fedora 6
has been migrated through 2 servers, and 3 different installs, with no
problems, it just came up and mounted with absolutely no problems.  Which is
what lead me to create this discussion; I did not know if I was just lucky,
and after growing in size, I wanted to find out if I needed to do things
different in the future.  After reading all of your comments and links to
documentation, etc I have concluded that I am on the right path with
Linux-based software raid, for my home use.

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