On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 11:45 -0700, Steve Poe wrote:
> I have a small business client that cannot afford high-end/high quality
> RAID cards for their next server. That's a seperate argument/issue right
> there for me, but what the client wants is what the client wants.
> Has anyone ran Postgres with software RAID or LVM on a production box?
> What have been your experience?


We regularly run LVM on top of software raid for our PostgreSQL servers
(and our other servers, for that matter).

As far as I can see these systems have not had issues related to either
software RAID or LVM - that's around 30 systems all up, maybe 8 running
PostgreSQL, in production.  The database servers are a variety of
dual-Xeon (older) and dual-Opteron (newer) systems.

The Xeons are all running Debian "Woody" with 2.4.xx kernels and the
Opterons are all running "Sarge" with 2.6.x kernels.


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