[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD software RAID?

Kit Halsted kit at kithalsted.com
Wed Mar 7 23:36:34 EST 2007

I desperately need to upgrade one of my ancient OpenBSD servers. I 
would like to have RAID, but last I checked RAIDframe's rebuild rates 
made it unsuitable for a real-world environment. I'm having trouble 
with the Adaptec 2400 IDE RAID card I have lying around, so I decided 
on a different option today: I picked up a MegaRAID 795 IDE RAID card 
on eBay. It only does 0, 1, & 10, but it does do hot spares. Since I 
want RAID 1 with 1 hot spare & 1 cold spare, it's perfect for me. $8 
shipping, $4.95 purchase price. Woohoo!


At 11:22 PM -0500 3/7/07, George Rosamond wrote:
>On Mar 7, 2007, at 11:04 PM, Andy Michaels wrote:
>  > think that software RAID on FreeBSD isn't worth the hassle and a 
>>  modest
>>  investment in a supported RAID card is in order.  Is this the real
>>  recommendation?
>>  -Andy
>That would be my position Andy. . . I would rather just stick to 
>There's enough cards with the BSDs that are supported, with some
>preferred over others. . .

Kit Halsted
Computers & Networking
kit at kithalsted.com

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