6.0 RELEASE and Volume Managers

Pete French petefrench at ticketswitch.com
Mon May 8 09:18:33 UTC 2006

> OK, I found out that my array has been already set up as RAID 5, which
> is what I'm looking for. Do you think it is time now to configure the
> volumes or is there something else needs to be done before that?

If the array has been set up as RAID 5 then just go ahead and install
FreeBSD on it. I run a lot of machines like this, including a couple of
DL380's, and my home machine which has a COmpaq 5304 card plugged into
an MSI amd64 motherboard quite happily.

I usually try and istall a small Windows2000 partition on the machine as well
though, so that I can run the Compaq ACU code to manage the array. It can be
done from the BIOS, but there are a lot more features in the actual


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