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Manage a Linux RAID 10 Storage Server

Mar 05, 2008, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Today we'll learn how to monitor, maintain, and make changes in our RAID 10 array. We'll make it bigger, smaller, safely test failure recovery, and set up monitoring and failure notifications.

"In part 2 of this series we learned how to create a RAID 10 array during a clean, new Kubuntu installation. The same method works with all the *buntus, Debian and CentOS 5.1. However, there is an even easier way--the Fedora 8 Anaconda installer supports RAID 10, and it recognizes existing RAID and LVM volumes without having to resort to the hacks we used last week. In fact the Fedora 8 graphical installer is sleek and fast; in my opinion the best of the batch. The graphical installers in CentOS 5.1 and Debian Lenny tie for second place, and Lenny's installer includes buttons for taking screenshots..."

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