Enterprise Unix Roundup Tips of the Trade

Posted by tuxchick on Nov 19, 2005 4:49 AM EDT
Enterprise Unix Roundup; By Carla Schroder
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You don't have to spend big money to get nice, robust, reliable RAID arrays for Linux. Linux's software RAID implementation lets you set up RAID arrays with almost any block device - SCSI, PATA, or SATA hard disks. You may create arrays with entire disks, or individual partitions, which is something you cannot do with a hardware RAID controller. You can even create arrays from arrays. This, in fact, is how you get RAID 10, and exotic RAID-5 over RAID-5 "matrix" arrays.

["Tips of the Trade" is a regular weekly feature highlighting useful FOSS applications, and various syadmin/netadmin tips and tricks. - tuxchick]

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