Drives & Shares

Michael Glauche mg at
Tue Jul 11 19:02:24 GMT 2000

Am Die, 11 Jul 2000 18:46:00 schrieb Mike Westkamper:
> As far as SAMBA is concerned is there a preference between software raid or
> lvm? (Relaibility, performance, backup?)

depends on what you want, what you are looking for.

LVM : is an abstraction layer between the disks and the OS (and samba:)
you can add more drives to gain more space (if you use an fs that supports
resizing), and you can get more performance (data can be striped on the disks)

Raid: Raid 5 is quite usefull, because it uses one disk (not physical, rather
the size of it)
for parity information, so you can swap any drive anytime, which is very
if one drive fails. All drives will act as one huge logical drive (md0)

You can find more information about it in the Linux-howto's


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