On 2007/03/21 6:33, John Nielsen seems to have typed: > On Wednesday 21 March 2007 03:03:53 am Gabriel Rossetti wrote: >> I am about to switch to software raid 5 for my personal server. I know >> hardware raid 5 is better, but being a student I'd rather not invest in >> a raid adapter now, plus my cpu is being used at about 0.0% 24/24 7/7, >> so it needs some exercise :-) >> >> I've heard of several software-based raid-5 projects, mainly of Vinum, >> has anybody tested it or any other ones? >> Which would you suggest? > > As far as I know, gvinum is the only software package in FreeBSD that can do > RAID 5. The initial learning curve is a bit steep, but it should work fine > once you get it configured.
There is also a geom_raid5 class, which you can find out about by searching the freebsd-geom mailing list: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/search.cgi?words=graid5&max=250&source=freebsd-geom I don't think its quite ready for prime-time though. Vinum did not make the transition to Gvinum as cleanly as could be desired, so if you setup a gvinum array, I would recommend keeping good backups and testing it pretty harshly to make sure it will cleanly survive a drive failure. Gvinum has been getting significantly better with time, but as with anything before putting it into a production environment, test it throughly (and keep good backups, did I mention that keeping good backups is important? Because good backups are important...) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"