On Saturday, 27 June 1998 at 17:50:06 -1000, Richard Foulk wrote:
Having had a software RAID system fail I would recommend against them.
What would you have done if you had had a hardware RAID system fail?
Fix it or replace it.
But not recommend against it?
With hardware RAID there is greater assurance that once you've used
it for a few weeks or months that it will remain consistent. As
part of an OS kernel (drivers, etc.) uncertainty revisits every time
the system software is upgraded, patched or changed in some way.
I suppose if you don't upgrade your RAID box, you don't change old
bugs for new. The same applies to a kernel, of course.
Even if you upgrade your RAID box (which happens much less often than
OS upgrades in my experience), the system is simpler
That's a valid point.
and the RAID is much more likely to be just like the vendors units.
I don't understand that. What are you saying?
With OS-based software RAID you'll almost never have a configuration
just like the vendor's.
I still don't understand. Are you saying that configurability is a
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