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bujums

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Setting up Raid
« on: March 25, 2009, 08:07:51 am »
I am getting ready to set up a simple file server.  I have linux many times but never with Raid in mind.  I found a little info out there on doing this but I still have a question.

If I plan to have two 500 GB hard drives for backing up several computers in the a network (Raid).  Do I need to have a separate hard drive for my OS and home partitions?  Or, can I just partition one of the large drive for those areas?

If it matters... I am setting up a small server for Shared files and important backups for 5 XP computers.

MikeCindi

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Re: Setting up Raid
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 10:02:29 am »
There are several informative websites about RAID with linux. The one I've looked at most recently is here: http://linux-raid.osdl.org/index.php/Linux_Raid. (mdadm is in the repos)
The answers to your questions depend on what type of array you want and the performance you need. If you're just looking for a remote, large space then JBOD may be an option vs. RAID0 or 1.
Having a separate drive for your OS and home would be my preference in that scenario.
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bujums

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Re: Setting up Raid
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 10:07:52 am »
thank you for your opinion... & thank you for the pointer to the website too.