|Randy Schmidt on 22 Sep 2006 18:12:03 -0000|
Thanks for the info! I was seeing hints that I wasn't really getting the benefits of hardware raid with the 1640 but didn't really understand why. They even tell you on the website that if you want to do RAID 5, to go with a different controller.
When I tried software raid before, I generated the mdadm.conf spitting out the result of some command into the file (I can't remember exactly what I did, but that's the gist). I think I was even able to restart the raid using that file so that shouldn't be the problem, right?
I think I remember the boot process stopping at
LVM or Enterprise volume management system
and since I hadn't touched that stuff I didn't know why.
I think i'm going to give the software raid another shot...maybe I'll test run failing drives and replacing them since that is one thing I wasn't sure how it was handled.
Thanks again, Randy
On 9/22/06, Will Dyson <email@example.com> wrote:
On 9/22/06, Randy Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I'm the highpoint 1640. The individual drives do show up when I first > boot without loading the module. I have gone back and forth on whether > I should do a software raid or a hardware raid. I went about setting > up a software raid first but ultimately settled on doing it the > hardware way. I like that the hardware will tell me when there is a > problem with one of the drives.
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