[Gllug] Seting up RAID level 1

Daniel P. Berrange dan at berrange.com
Fri Feb 20 10:33:01 UTC 2004

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 10:03:28AM +0000, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 09:51, Huw Lynes wrote:
> > > * Don't use software RAID, especially don't use software RAID on your boot 
> > > partition
> > > 
> > Why wouldn't you use software RAID on the boot partition? It has saved our
> > skins on more than one occasion.
> It makes recovering a system much much more tricky.

I'm not sure I agree with you there. I'd typically use a bootable rescue
CD to recover damaged systems, so whether the machine has a RAID boot
partition or not is pretty much irrelevant since the partition is never
needed. In the event that you did have problems & had to reconstruct the 
root partition, then it wouldn't be any significant extra work to do the
same with the boot partition. A working boot partition, isn't much use
without the root partition in any case.

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