I’m starting to lean towards RAID 5 for reduced cost and easier transition. Official IRC Channel – reddit-sysadmin on irc. Initially, I tried installing The backups I’m least concerned about as we’re preparing to add nightly offiste backup with a 3rd party provider. This is a Jack of All Trades server.

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Please check out our Frequently Asked Questionswhich includes lists of subreddits, webpages, books, and other articles of interest that every sysadmin should read! You might try upgrading to a new er PERC raud.

But I wouldn’t wait a few days if I had a drive die. So faid want to be a sysadmin? I don’t see upgrading the controller as an option.

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But that is still 2 drives, vs the 1 drive tolerance of RAID 5. Raid 10 might make Kerio perform better ecrc. Want to add to the discussion? I’d probably just go with a new raid 5 array and hot spares.

I’m leaning towards a new RAID 5 array for ease of transition since performance isn’t a huge issue, but I wanted to get the opinion of those more experienced than I. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. eaid


I’ll be contracting my services back to them and want to shore up reliability as much as possible. I would ideally go with two hot spares in either configuration. Results 1 to 1 of 1.

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I’ve rebuilt the array a couple of times to see if it made a difference, with no change. PEDual Xeon Irwindale 3. Yeah, I’m really starting to think the performance isn’t an issue.

I think the staa thing you could for reliability is adding a hot spare.


Submit a new text post. Looks like I’ve got some after hours OT coming next week. I can’t risk a second drive failure if I can’t get on site for a few days. As long as you keep on top of your RAID monitoring, this should give you plenty of speed, and security. This isn’t a production server or anything, just an old cast off I was able to get my hands on and wanted to try messing around with Ubuntu for the first time.

You might be able to get a little more performance by rebuilding the array into RAID Welcome to Reddit, the front rai of the internet. Is my transition plan sound? Looking for some advice on to how best improve fault tolerance and possibly disk performance in this cerv Dell PowerEdge I worked at one of the largest privately held hosting companies in the world for several years.


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We have a slogan learned through years of maintaining servers that drives born together tend to die together. Obviously some less than ideal things going on here, no hot spare, backing up cegc a consumer drive, etc. You are smart to put a hot spare into the mix. Any ideas on how I might be able to get Ubuntu installed on this thing?

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. My goal is to provide a few days of safety should a drive die and I’m unable to get on site within 24 hours.

Bring up new array, image existing to new, remove old array, add hot spare sprofit?