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Linux Gazette: Striping and Mirroring RAID under RedHat 6.0

Sep 12, 1999, 18:59 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Nielsen)

"What is RAID? Well, it basically gives you the power to do some funky stuff with multiple hard drives. It lets you combine hard drives, split data amongst several hard drives, and do other things. It can increase the speed to write and read your data to your hard drives and it can make backup copies of your hard drives so that if one hard drive crashes, you can most likely retrieve all your data. Read more about the RAID Levels from The Software-RAID HOWTO right now to get a better idea about the different types of Software RAID."

"Also, you will need to setup several small partitions for this example. I suggest having 1 gig of diskspace free for an extended partition, and then to make 100 meg logical partitions out of the extended partition. Also, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE only test raiding on a hard drive you don't care about. If you screw it up, it is your fault, even if my documentation is incorrect."

"I am ONLY going to show you how to setup a strip for DATA only. This means, I won't be striping the main operating system. There can be problems trying to strip an entire system, and so, I won't do it here."

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