[mythtv-users] My MythTV system is a time machine
jyavenard at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 00:48:23 UTC 2011
On 5 March 2011 00:14, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> I'm really not a fan of dmraid. My workstation at work was configured
> for a dmraid raid-1, and it worked ok until 1 drive failed. The
> machine kept running and the data was safe, but apparently there was
> no way to replace the drive and rebuild the array. If you're going to
> raid, I recommend either using a hardware raid controller, or using
> software raid in the Linux kernel. Taking the "fake raid" approach
I bought a rocketraid controller ; wanted to use it as a plain SATA
interface so I put all disks as JBOD.
Turned out, the disks were unusable without the rocketraid.
Same thing with RAID1; it partitioned the drive in such a way that
they would appear empty if connected to a plain SATA controller.
So hardware RAID aren't that much better either.
md on Linux has proven to be extremely reliable, recovering data in a
RAID5 array, even after 2 drives got disconnected.
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