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Enterprise Networking Planet: Build a Linux Software RAID from Scratch

May 19, 2005, 05:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Last week we covered what Linux software RAID is good for and not good for, and hardware RAID vs. software RAID. In a nutshell it's about getting good performance for just the cost of ordinary inexpensive drives and controllers, and either increasing uptimes or speeding up performance, or a bit of both. It is not a substitute for the usual sensible failsafes like regular backups, power protection, and terrorizing users into following ... I mean 'enforcing sane security policies.'

"Hereinafter 'Linux software RAID' will be referred to by various shorter terms, like plain old 'RAID.' I do not mean for these shortcuts to refer to the entire RAID universe, just Linux software RAID..."

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