On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:34:53PM -0600, Andrew Falanga wrote: > I've just finished setting up a new web server, and if I get my DNS > stuff correct hopefully an e-mail server too, for my church. > Originally, the intention was to use RAID1 on the MOBO. However, the > RAID controller on the MOBO consistently tried to make the SATA DVD > drive part of the RAID array and wouldn't boot the FreeBSD boot disk. > So, at the suggestion of another respondent here, I've decided to use > gmirror.
Stay away from BIOS-level RAID. If you want evidence of why, especially with regards to Intel MatrixRAID, here you go: http://wiki.freebsd.org/JeremyChadwick/ATA_issues_and_troubleshooting And yes, these are FreeBSD problems, but the severity is so high that there is a very good chance you will lose your data in the case of a failure. Simply put, don't risk it. Stick with gmirror or ZFS, unless you have reason to use ccd (it's old, but it does still work). -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"