Getting in on this one late, saved the emails for a rainy day which is ironically right now.
A few questions: We have a production 4.1.1 box that is acting as a mail server. We are wanting to beef this box up a bit for a little more survivability. 1) If we put in a newer hardware raid card does the os/kernel still need a driver to see it? Or does a hardware raid solution eliminate the need for any drivers. We are just a bit concerned due to our OS being a bit behind and thinking that our raid options might be limited or very antiquated. I realize that the original poster said that "Yes, the RAIDing is completely transparent to the OS.", which confusing me as to why there is a supported raid card list. 2) Can a mirror be made out of an existing drive. I have heard the that the Adaptec 2100A can make a mirror off of existing data, but alas this is not supported by FreeBSD as they recommend the 2400A. Any insight would be great... -Bob > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Chad Leigh -- > Shire.Net LLC > Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 1:05 PM > To: Micheal Patterson > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: Using a RAID-card with FreeBSD > > > > On Thursday, Jul 3, 2003, at 09:44 US/Mountain, Micheal Patterson wrote: > > > > As I recall, that particular system is running an Adaptec 2100S under > > FreeBSD 4.8. I've not found any software that can access that > > particular > > raid directly for configuration from within the running OS. > > Actually Adaptec has FreeBSD management software for the 2100S. I > had/have two machines running 2100S and FreeBSD 4.7 and on one of them > I can get the management software to run and on one of them I can't. > There is no difference in the machines themselves. But you can > download and try the software from the adaptec website. > > Chad > > > > The only way to > > access it that I'm aware of is with the standard Control A at system > > startup > > to access the on board settings of the card. Here, the raid type can be > > configured. I will say that I've had a drive failure on this system > > with > > little effect on the normal operation of the OS. However, since there > > aren't > > any hot swappable bays in this particular system (company didn't want > > to > > spend for them), the system has to be shut down to replace the failed > > drive. > > However, the system will still boot in diminished mode and continue > > this way > > until the new drive has been restored. > > > > -- > > > > 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]" > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"