[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD SATA Raid Controllers

Isaac Levy ike
Thu Sep 9 14:35:40 EDT 2004

Thanks Dave,

On Sep 9, 2004, at 2:23 PM, Dave Steinberg wrote:

>> 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.
> Good luck,
> -- 
> Dave

In this case, I'm simply needing to setup 1 small-ish system, so the 
internal solution looks interesting- Thanks!


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