[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD SATA Raid Controllers
Thu Sep 9 14:23:13 EDT 2004
> I found sparse info online, but wanted to know if anyone had any
> experience with 4 channel SATA Raid Controllers on FreeBSD? I want to
> make sure that atacontrol(8) would work for live raid rebuilds etc...
> Thanks for any info or urls...
While not of direct interest, I can summarize some similar research I
did for raid arrays on OpenBSD. The short of it is that none of the
vendor utilities to manage arrays / do rebuilds / get notifications are
supported. Supposedly many vendors do have support for FreeBSD (or
many more ... perhaps solely by comparison). I would be wary of your
ability to get disk failure notifications.
You might consider a different setup, something like a self-contained
raid unit (either internal or external) from Accusys. I am planning on
rolling out an NFS server who's store is on an accuta 4
(http://www.accusys-store.com/ACUTA4_spec.htm) in the next couple days
/ weeks. I've heard other reports from people that these are generally
reliable products, and work well with Free/OpenBSD.
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