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Re: [SLE] RAID and Swap.
  • From: Avtar Gill <av_gill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 00:28:27 -0500
  • Message-id: <405A84FB.1080109@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:

If one insists on mirroring swap its best to get one of those
hardware raid controllers which eliminated the need for software
raid and often the OS is totally unaware it has a raid.
Those things are rally cheap these days ($30) if all you want
is raid 1 mirroring.

Those cheap "hardware" RAID controllers are actually semi-software
controllers - they rely on the OS's RAID implementation for most
of the actual work. If you want true hardware RAID then expect to
spend a couple hundred dollars. The 3ware ones seem pretty decent.
So having said that, relying on the Linux software RAID
implementation does't seem like such a bad idea.

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