Hardware RAID vs Vinum?
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Wed May 5 16:47:09 PDT 2004
On Wednesday, 5 May 2004 at 11:18:14 -0400, Don Bowman wrote:
> From: Marc G. Fournier
>> Why one over the other?
>> The main advantage I see to Vinum is that it makes doing stuff like
>> firmware upgrades on a hard drive alot easier, since you see all the
>> drives ... but, does paying a couple of hundred extra for a RAID
>> controller give me any major advantages over that?
> Devices like aac have a cam passthrough (aacp) which allows
> firmware upgrades and smartmontools etc to work.
> the advantage to the hardware raid is that you can make the
> root partition be on the raid, so the machine will still boot
> if a drive fails, where with vinum, you cannot do that.
No, that's not correct. If a drive fails, you can still boot from the
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