[Samba] big file server

Uli Luckas luckas at musoft.de
Fri May 16 09:08:55 GMT 2003

Jon Niehof wrote:
>> I plan to set up a big file server, something like motherboard with
>> 4 ide ports and an additional 4 ide daughter card, a PIV proc and
>> 512 or 1024 MB ram, a 100 or 1000 MB NIC, with 6 or 7 200 GB ide
>> HDDs in a sigle box. I don't need lightning performance, just disk
>> space. Of course this would be served by some linux os and samba
> I would strongly recommend using a 3ware Escalade hardware
> RAID card rather than software RAID for putting the drives
> together.

Hi Jon,
can you explain why you would recommend hardware raid over md/lvm?
The only reason I can see would be hot swap. 


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