[SATLUG] RAID 5 setup

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Sat Jan 19 10:42:21 CST 2008

toddwbucy wrote:
> ok here is what I have come up with so far
> the 4 320gb hd are partitioned as RAID w/ 
> 1st partition - 500 mb /boot raid 1 ext3
> 2nd partition - 2 gb swap raid 0
> 3rd partition 900 gb / raid 5 xfs
> this is my first real install of a RAID system so please excuse my
> insecurity...but this set up should work right? or should I put my /boot
> partition on a non-RAID device?

swap doesn't need to be handled under raid, so if you want to create a
partition on each drive for swap, your system will handle the whole
space as one without the overhead of mdadm. Otherwise, that is how I
have the disks setup on my box that uses mdadm for raid.

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