LVM and software raid, a powerful combination

by Mike McGrath

When I first started using LVM I got bit by a few bugs. It's all part of being an early adopter. As a result I never really used it on production hardware. It wasn't until about 2 years ago that I gave it another look. In a similar manner I never really thought much of software raid beyond a novelty. Much of that has changed now and I use them both on a regular basis for a number of reasons.

6 Comments

thunk
2008-04-21 16:21:50
I challenged all of my boxes to see which could "calculate parody" fastest, but they all just sat there with neither exaggeration nor comic effect.
Mike McGrath
2008-04-22 07:21:22
Its likely then that cpu wasn't the limiting factor in your io system. Keep adding disks until your raid card can't keep up wit hit :)
Dan Peterson
2008-04-22 16:12:17
My thoughts on software RAID vs. hardware RAID: http://piece.dpiddy.net/2008/4/22/hardware-vs-software-raid
Adrian
2008-05-01 20:38:22
thunk, I prefer the uncalculated parody myself. :-P


If the author doesn´t know the difference between parody and parity I´d be wary of anything technical they purport to know...

Mike McGrath
2008-05-01 22:29:24
meh, ad hominem attacks are a common fallacy and one I don't blame Adrian for making. But then, I'm a technician not a writer.
phrinkle
2008-05-19 21:28:04
This tutorial is riddled with errors and inconsistencies. I'm pretty sure they have people that will do proof reading and fact checking for you.