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RAID5 for Linux

Bob Keyes wrote:
> Then, I'll try to decide if I should try to boot from the raid, or have a
> simple 10gb or whatever drive to boot the OS from, and the raid just for
> data. Hrm....that means another controller.

You can just set aside a small 1Gb boot partition on two of the 160Gb drives
and configure a RAID1 for them.  I wound up never bothering to make them RAID,
just rsync the two in a crontab.

Remember that you can have multiple /dev/mdnn partitions on your drives; you
don't have to set aside a whole drive for RAID.


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