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[ale] MD RAID 5 under Virtual Box under Win 7



I'm a BIG fan of software RAID. ALWAYS works. Any distro will support it
with caveats: /boot can't be on software RAID5 (without serious drive
mojo).

Partition out the drives to all have a 100MB partition. Make drive A and B
use it for /boot in a RAID1. Have the rest use it for swap. Use the balance
of the drive space for RAID5 plus spare.


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Greg Clifton <gccfof5 at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, put down the flame throwers, this is a US Government system, so we
> can't change the OS.
>
> Here is the deal, I have a system I'm trying to complete and ship today or
> tomorrow that needs RAID 5 with a hot spare. We're running an ASUS mobo
> with an ASUS Pike 2008 LSI controller which only supports RAID 0, 1, 10.
>
> This is a dual Xeon E5-2630 system with 64 GB of RAM so there should be
> plenty of resources and horsepower. I'm soliciting recommendations/advise
> regarding the possibility of creating a Linux software RAID 5 under virtual
> box.
>
> Good idea/bad idea?
> Pros/cons?
> What distro would you recommend?
> Never done such a thing, so a pointer to a good tutorial would be nice.
>
> Other option would be to get a different controller which would delay
> shipment and probably eat $350 of profit at least.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Greg Clifton
>
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