Subject Re: [firebird-support] Shadow files and raid arrays
Author Jim McKay
Hello Bob Murdoch:

======= At 2004-03-01, 22:12:00 Bob Murdoch wrote: =======

>My question is - does shadowing on a raid array offer us anything? My
>understanding is that the benefit of a shadow is if the drive that the db
>is on fails, the shadow on another drive can take over. In the case of a
>raid array, data is spread across drives, so one drive failing is
>accomodated at the raid level.

Yup! That's about it. *Must be* level 5 for benefits you describe.

If you're using IDE, I've had *very* good experience
w/ several of HighPoint's Raid controllers:

Although it *totally* transgresses my sensabilities,
I've read good reviews on M$'s native software RAID.

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Best regards.
Jim McKay
2004-03-01 20:09:46

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