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



Yeah, I see that (another way for M$ to gouge their customers). However, I
can probably buy a hardware RAID controller for less than 2k8 seems it is >
$600 wholesale last time we bought.

I have pitched the customer on RAID 10 based on previous RAID threads on
ALE (catastrophic NRRE on rebuild causing loss of all data). I think he's
going to go for that. Makes life so much simpler for me.

Thanks,
GC


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:

> You need to change base OS from Win7 to 2k8. RAID5 has been declared a
> "SERVER" item.
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Greg Clifton <gccfof5 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Host OS is Win 7 Pro. We have a 180GB SSD for boot drive, 2x 2TB 7.2k
>> SATA drives mirrored for backup and 6x 600GB SAS 15k drives for data
>> acquisition of some sort. Customer asked for RAID 5 with a hot spare. Win 7
>> doesn't support RAID 5 in any way shape or form. So when I went Googling, I
>> found a link to using MDRAID under Win 7 under (or in) Virtual Box. Not
>> saying that this is the best/only solution, just polling for comments,
>> instruction, advise and all the good stuff that ALE folks are so good with.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Greg
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM, JD <jdp at algoloma.com> wrote:
>>
>>> It isn't clear to me - what is the hostOS and what is the clientOS?
>>> What is the purpose for the hostOS and what is the purpose of the
>>> clientOS?
>>>
>>> Why is VirtualBox involved at all?  Virtualbox is great for
>>> desktop-on-desktop
>>> virtualization, but I'd never deploy it if a server was involved. There
>>> are
>>> many, better, solutions for any hostOS.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 04/17/2013 12:40 PM, Greg Clifton 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.
>>> >
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