[SATLUG] OT: RAID setup recommendations

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 16:32:23 CST 2011

Can you tell us a little bit more of the environment?

ie total target size desired? size of disks? how much data you are backing
up etc?

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>wrote:

> Since there are so many practicing sysadmin types on the list, I'd like to
> get some recommendations for a RAID setup on a server I have based on your
> real-world experiences.  The server has 7 hot-swappable SCSI drives (that I
> plan to fully populate) and I wanted to use it as file repository/backup
> location for other PC's we have on our home network.  Speed is not a
> priority, but data integrity is.
> From what I have read, there are several ways I could configure the RAID,
> but there are pros & cons with each.  So what I'd like to know is what would
> be your recommendations for the RAID and why?
> TIA.
> Al Lesmerises
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Peter J. Cross
San Antonio, TX

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