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RE: [SLUG] Linux and Clustering..(databases)
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Linux and Clustering..(databases)
- From: Andrew Shipton <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Aug 4 20:50:50 2000
On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, George Vieira wrote:
> I was more inclined to use possibly a RAID 0/1 so I get the performance and
> the redundency of the RAID with 2 RAID controllers to handle SCSI failures.
> This is if it's in the one box though otherwise I'd have sepearate machines
> with the drives and so on..
Just remember that RAID 0 will give you no redundancy at all, all that it
offers is striping.
If you can wear the performance hit of mirroring across controllers
(necessitating software RAID rather than hardware), that'll give you the
best redundancy, since you can afford to lose both a controller and a
That being said, most of my experience is with Sun hardware and Solaris,
but it should apply equally well with PC architecture.
Andrew Shipton --------------------- http://www.careless.net/andrew/
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