raid 1 freebsd

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Dark Atheist, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Dark Atheist

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    is it possible to have a raid 1 set-up under freebsd but the drives aren't the same size - in that I mean I have 2x200gb hard drives and 2 160gb hard drives, now I will have a small website on the box and a small ftp, can I have a raid 1 set-up or is it that one set of drives is bigger than the others going to cause issues, I would prefer to use the two 200gb drives as they are sata and would be better for hosting on
     
  2. Geffy

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    You could probably gconcat one 200 and one 160 to give you 2 360GB drives, then gmirror them
     
  3. Dark Atheist

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    i was with you up until gmirror - i have a gconcat readme X did for me should be easy to use that as a guide :) just need idiots guide to gmirror :)
     
  4. X-Istence

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    man gmirror
    man gconcat
     
  5. Dark Atheist

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    man needbrain :p
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    gmirror is fantastically simple :)

    Took 2 minute to setup a raid 1 mirror for a customer before xmas :)

    I don't do it enough to remember the commands you type, but I remember it was only 4 commands and a reboot to get going.

    I don't imagine concat (raid 0) being any harder.
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    yes but you all know what your doing and have been using BSD a lot longer than i have - so things seem rather simple (like me) :p