----- Original Message ----- From: "Johan Paul" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 12:17 PM Subject: Re: Using a RAID-card with FreeBSD
> > Yes, the RAIDing is completely transparent to the OS. You don't even > > have to reboot the machine if the disks are hot-swappable. Just pull the > > dead one out, install the new one, and the controller will bring it up > > to speed. RAID-1 is much faster to rebuild than RAID-5 (just a casual > > observation; I'm not sure if that's a hard-and-fast rule). > > I just wanted to let you all know that I succesfully installed FreeBSD > 4.8R with Promise FastTrak TX2 on a RAID1 using two IDE drives. Works > like a charm all the way from installation! FreeBSD sees the RAID1 > arrays as "ar0" and tells me that the two disks are 'READY' :) > > It's so nice to know that it actually works and one can be much more > safe now than with software RAID... And the card wasn't even expensive. > I just have to say that I had my doubts in the beginning, but luckely > they were in vain! It works equally well with Adaptec hardware raid with 5 SCSI drives in a Raid 5 configuration. Gotta love FreeBSD. Although, not everyone needs raid 5, but it's nice to know that it works and works well. -- Micheal Patterson TSG Network Administration 405-917-0600 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"