[nycbug-talk] RAID anyone?
ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Dec 10 10:43:04 EST 2004
Wordup Dan, All,
On Dec 10, 2004, at 9:31 AM, Dan Langille wrote:
> This came out yesterday. It's how I got my development box (the on
> that houses the beta sites for FreshPorts, FreeBSDDiary, FreshSource,
Solid article Dan! I recently went through similar fun with an Adaptec
2410SA- which I believe is a similar card to the one you used in the
article, except it's Serial ATA.
I'm eager to see Part 2 of the article,
"In my next article, I'll show you how I created a NetSaint plugin to
monitor and report upon my RAID array." - I had no idea NetSaint had
RAID monitoring facilities- will be very exited to read this when it's
Wanted to give a quick shout out re. Monitoring tools- The box I'm
running the 2410SA on is a web-server, extremely minimal FreeBSD
software base, so we're using aaccli to monitor/manage the RAID:
It's a nice stand-alone package, but the actual app is fairly crude.
The app is a bit clunky to get using, but you can feed it scripts
(using some fairly clunky syntax), but we found it really easy to stuff
aaccli script text into a few shell scripts, which was all we wanted
for the kind of notification/reporting we needed- minimal fuss,
standalone app. This app is reported to work with a lot of raid cards,
I also tried out the asr-utils package with the card, which seem to
And I gotta say, all that X11 just wasn't Kosher on the server- so we
wiped it all before putting the box online. I'd think that the
asr-utils would be peachy to manage raid volumes on a machine whose
primary life is lived with a monitor plugged into it... a workstation
or server with a head.
Anyhow, also, a shout out to Matador for recommending the 2410SA months
ago on thisere' list,
My client chose to snag one of these cards based on this glowing
review, and a bit of homework...
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