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On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 10:33:41PM -0500, Nick Smith wrote:
> i just got my first alpha box, its an alpha server 400, i have 3x9gig
> scsi drives in it. i was wondering if you can boot off of raid5 or
> even raid1? i know some of my sparc's had a problem with it, but this
> is new territory for me.
That should work fine using a hardware raid controller. If using
software raid I'd recommend against using raid on /. Even if you can
apply some hackish solution to make it boot the bootloader won't
understand software raid so it can only be a hack. / isn't worth all
that trouble in my opinion as it can easily be rebuilt if needed.
Instead, protect /home and other important data (mail, websites, ..)
using raid but leave the system non-raided and simple.
All this is meant as a general advice and applies to all archs, not just
alpha or sparc.
Hope this helps.
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