[LUNI] Linux and RAID
darren at freebirdtech.com
Fri Nov 9 14:12:14 CST 2001
Raid 5 isn't a mirror, so it doesn't take as much space. Raid 5 keeps logs
instead of mirroring. There will be a performance hit for using Raid 5, so
you have to weigh that against your need for more disk space. You usually
don't want to use Raid 5 when there a lot of transactions involved.
On Friday 09 November 2001 13:16, you wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 12:52:42PM -0600, Steven Lembark wrote:
> > For a CVS server you're potentially wasting a lot of space
> > using mirroring over RAID5. Beyond that there's nothig
> > wrong with RAID itself.
> Could you explain to me how you save a lot of space using RAID5 on one pair
> of 36G drives? I could make use of that, though on a smaller scale.
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