[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD SATA Raid Controllers
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Thu Sep 9 15:13:53 EDT 2004
On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Mike Sawicki wrote:
> I have used 3ware IDE raid controllers on FreeBSD with much success.
> AFAIK the newer SATA boards are also supported by the driver. You
> have to use 3dm (3ware's Linux management server ported over to
> FreeBSD) to manage the card.. but 3dm does take care of email alerts
> and some other automated functions. Rebuilds can be done via the
> 3dm web interface, and I suppose you could write your own tools for
> parsing the 3dm output into something more cli-friendly.
3dm is pretty good. I like it much better than the cli junkheap program
adaptec supplies with their stuff. Yeah, it's a web interface, but it
does work very well.
My only concern with the 3Ware cards is that the FBSD driver has had some
serious issues after the vendor driver import (check the archives). Last
time I tried 4.10 on a box with a 3Ware card it locked up within 5 minutes
of booting. Hopefully that's been straightened out. The old driver had
some performance issues, but stability was great (thanks Mike Smith).
> I don't think the 3ware cards interoperate with atacontrol.
Right, as far as the OS is concerned it looks more like a scsi disk than
> Mike Sawicki (fifi at HAX.ORG)
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