Software RAID

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Thu Apr 8 18:20:03 PDT 2004

On Thursday,  8 April 2004 at 13:20:16 +0300, VA wrote:
>> On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 19:48, Brandon Shiers wrote:
>>> Hi folks!
>>> Just got FreeBSD running on both my E250 and also my SunfireV120. I'm
>>> loving it. Much better than that Solaris stuff :)
>>> Quick question for folks on the mailing list:
>>> Are any of you running software RAID? I'd like to setup some RAID-1
>>> with hotspare drives on both my boxes. Is ccd or vinum better for
>>> this? For the folks using one or the other, what significant, if any
>>> system overhead/problems has using either of these pieces of software
>>> caused? TYIA!
>> Did anybody ever reply to this?
>> I am also interested in a decent software raid solution for
>> freebsd/sparc64.
>> I heard there might be some problem with disklabels but i havent got a
>> chance to try either ccd or vinum yet.
>> Any more information would be appreciated,
>> Thanks,
>> ivo,
>> ireland.
> I tried vinum (RAID1) with 5.1-R on E250 last year and it wasn't
> stable enough for production then.

What problems did you have?  Did you report them?

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