I have a rig consisting of not less than 12 hard drives, rangin from 120Gb IDE up to 750Gb SATA.
4x 74Gb SATA Raptors
1x 750 SATA
2x 250 SATA
1x 200 SATA
2x 200 IDE
1x 160 SATA
1x 120 IDE
My setup now is like this:
Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.1 LTS
Second raptor:Third raptor:Fourth raptor:
/usr/local (15Gb) (why I now ended up with this I dont remember..)
All lines on separate partitions.
(Still got 26Gb of unpartitioned space left on disc)
So, wouldn't it be a wise idea to have /home on a LVM/Raid 1 setup with 2 raptors? Redundant and fast read? Maybe even pull it a bit further and add encryption while at it?
/media/temp (junk files, partitially downloaded files etc)
I used to have all the raptors in raid 0+1 back when I used Windows, but I didn't get the motherboard raid thing to work with Linux, so I trashed the array and split them up. But now I just have raptors basically sitting here "unused"; storage place for VM's, geez..
I got the 750 SATA drive almost empty so temp-storage shouldn't be much of a problem I reckon.. even though there will be lots of disc activity for a while.
Also, would I be able to adjust the /usr/local partition using a Live CD? That way I could use those ~40 gb left on that raptor disc to store my VM's?
Bunching them all together in one giant LVM isn't really smart I guess, since one disc could fail and trash the rest..?
I would like some suggestions and comments on how to deal with this. Partition sizes etc, what you guys use and are set with..
Or just give me some hints and ideas; what would you do with these discs?