[nycbug-talk] RAID anyone?

Dan Langille dan
Fri Dec 10 11:20:03 EST 2004

On 10 Dec 2004 at 10:54, Sunny Dubey wrote:

> On Friday 10 December 2004 09:31, 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,
> > etc):
> >
> >    http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a//bsd/2004/12/09/raid.html
> >
> > :)
> It should be noted that the 7000-series cards require the 3dmd 
> monitoring/management software.
> Yes, the card is a hardware RAID card, but the 7000-series has no way of 
> physically telling the user that something has failed.  Instead it sends out 
> emails warning folks about a failure.

It should also be noted that the article is not about the 7000-
series.  It's about the Adaptec 2400A.

> IIRC this software is not released for BSD.  Instead, BSD prints messages to 
> dmesg when a failure as occured.  So I'm sure you could write a parser and 
> stuff.

The follow up article, out next month, is how to write a plug-in 
monitor for the RAID card.

> These cards are very much bang-for-your buck, and they are 3ware cards.  Just 
> keep the above in mind.

Noted.  Thanks.  I use the 3-ware cards on a Windows box and another 
FreeBSD box.
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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