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scottac
January 18th, 2009, 10:18 PM
I am building a front/backend and need to know the best way to set up RAID 5. I am using an ASUS P5N7A-VM motherboard which has support for raid 5. however I know a lot of people use software raid within linux to set up their arrays.

What is my best option here. keep in mind that I am new to linux and have never dealt with a RAID array in linux or mythbuntu before.

Thanks for any help..

Fredo

albinootje
January 18th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I am building a front/backend and need to know the best way to set up RAID 5. I am using an ASUS P5N7A-VM motherboard which has support for raid 5. however I know a lot of people use software raid within linux to set up their arrays.


You should first find out whether you mobo has real hardware RAID or fakeRAID :
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto

bah1976
January 20th, 2009, 09:19 PM
If we assume it's a fakeraid, and not a real hardware raid, then you want to go with a software raid config. I used these links to get mine setup. I have a single boot drive, and all data / media is on a 3-disk raid-5 array formatted XFS. No LVM for me, as i don't need it since RAID can expand in this version.

http://www.gagme.com/greg/linux/raid-lvm.php

http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/LVM_on_RAID