[SATLUG] OT: RAID setup recommendations

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Jan 26 17:04:34 CST 2011

On 1/26/2011 4:32 PM, Peter Cross wrote:
> 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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I'm getting a bunch of 184 GB drives to use in the array.  Initially, I 
expect the total amount of data to be stored there to be around 250-300 
GB total (maybe less), but I expect it to grow over time.

I'm running Linux (natch) -- I'm going to try OpenSUSE to start, but 
that may change.  BTW, if there are particular apps that would 
facilitate management & maintenance of the RAID, please let me know.

If there are other specifics you need me to provide, let me know.

Al Lesmerises

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