Suse on Sata

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Mon Aug 7 23:21:51 MDT 2006


On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 04:32:23PM -0600, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> 
> So for many things I think hardware RAID is not that important.  Bear in
> mind the one issue with software RAIDS (which ZFS does not suffer from)
> is data losses due to how the OS's write caching works (and the drive's
> cache too).  Hardware RAIDs typically have battery-backed memory that
> can store pending writes if the power fails.
> 
> I plan on demoing ZFS, so I'll report on it after I do.
> 

I haven't used ZFS yet personally, but I agree that it really seems like
its approach is the right way to go in the end.  I'd love to see a UUG
presentation on this once you've played around with it a little. :)

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