[lists] RAID-1 as back-up
jpp at cloudview.com
Sat Jun 4 21:28:50 GMT 2005
Remo Lacho wrote:
>>Up to a point - beware of geom_mirror with USB and FireWire disks - it's
>>temperamental at best and with my FireWire drives simple won't work
>>reliably (panic during boot if a rebuild is needed and unrecoverable
>>errors during rebuilds). I've just re-done the mirror set on my box
>>with gvinum and so far it's looking good - it boots ok and rebuild is a
>>This on a 5-STABLE box with a FW800 card a 2x LaCie 500GB bigger disk
>>extreme external FW drives.
>>If this works for my next trick I'll try RAID5 with 4x250gb usb drives.
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>I feel your pain. :)
>Please excuse my ignorance, but why would you use USB or Firewire drives on a
It's a home server and the storage is near-line photo archives (I'm a
professional photographer) that's also backed up on REV cartridges. I
don't need the performance of a multi thousand dollar server box just
the storage capacity to host up to a terabyte of images. If I really
needed the performace I'd build somthing with SCSI or SATA drives but I
just need capacity.
Currently the box has:
IDE 80 GB main disk (root usr var tmp swap )
1x250GB FW 400 - scratch storage
2x300GB FW 400 in a gstripe set - storage for BackupPC which covers the
2x500GB FW 800 (on a separate FW800 controller) - this is going to be
the photo archive in a gvinum mirror set.
Then I have 4xUSB250GB drives that are not really doing anyting right
now and I may build into a RAID5 for future expansion.
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