[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD software RAID?

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at f2o.org
Wed Mar 7 23:44:50 EST 2007

On Mar 7, 2007, at 11:22 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
>> So we have Miles saying (I think) that the RAID3 implementation in
>> FreeBSD is better than the RAID5 implementation, then Steven saying
>> that RAID3 is the redheaded stepchild of disk arrays.  I'm
>> beginning to
>> 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
> hardware.
> There's enough cards with the BSDs that are supported, with some
> preferred over others. . .

If your just doing RAID 0 or 1, you can get away with using and  
geom_stripe and gmirror.
Both are very mature and I would be comfortable running either in  

RAID 5 is another beast, and your better off going with a hardware  
based solution if it fits in your budget.
Its going to be much faster, and more reliable.

My rule of thumb is if your budget allows, always go with the  
hardware based solution ;)


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