[conspire] Partitioning problem
roger at rogerchrisman.com
Tue Feb 7 16:52:10 PST 2006
Rick Moen wrote:
> In case it wasn't obvious, I've never used "md" software RAID before
Rick, you probably already know more about anything IT than I do. Just
passing my word along in case it is relevant. Good luck:
I think Rick Moen is competent enough to make using software RAID a sum
gain in utility and reliability.
Myself, I am fairly inept with computers however. So for me two years
running bootable software RAID 1 on Debian and then on Kubuntu for a
while has convinced me that my increased risk of user error due to the
however subtle complications of maintaining a software RAID system
outweigh the technical advantages. I just know so little and can't
remember much of anything.
It is prudent to regularly backup one's valuable data to elsewhere
regardless. That is of a higher order of importance than running
software RAID and one I have not yet accomplished myself.
So when my software RAID1 / Kubuntu Hoary (on AMD64) would not properly
upgrade (lots of packages held back including kernel) I finally just
stashed my /home and /etc dirs on a spare partition, did a clean
install *without* RAID of Kubuntu Breezy (on same AMD64 box), and
copied over from the spare partition whatever I still wanted from my
copied /home and /etc dirs.
Software RAID is cool I should add but for me non-essential complexity
that I grew to dislike. I also have an very little time available these
days to do sysadmin stuff I don't understand. But I like reading about
it here! :-)
Roger Chrisman (650) 387-4732 Palo Alto
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