Linux most common config

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Thu Oct 6 13:27:17 MDT 2011

I"m surprised to hear so many RAID5 responses.

I used to be a fan of RAID5, believing the tradeoffs it proposes were
reasonable. But after witnessing many near disasters (requiring down
time to recover), I'm now a fan of:

RAID5 is just not worth the hassle, lower performance, and much higher risk.

Disk is cheap these days, RAID1 or RAID10 FTW IMO.

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