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Build Your Own RAID Storage Server with Linux

Feb 21, 2008, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"If you've been thinking of building yourself a dedicated storage server, this is a good time to do it. Prices are so low now that even a small home network can have a dedicated storage and backup server for not much money. SATA hard drives have large capacities and high speeds for low prices, and you don't need the latest greatest quad-core processor or trainloads of RAM. The ultimate in flexibility and reliability combines Linux software RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) and LVM (Linux Volume Manager).

"These are good times for hardware geeks of all kinds: prices are low and features abundant. .."

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