LVM Mirroring failure notification

Matthew Walker mwalker at
Tue May 12 09:48:16 MDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 9:44 am, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> Unless you need that extreme redundancy, I would suggest starting over
> using Linux software RAID beneath LVM. With 6 drives, I would do RAID
> level 6 with all active in the array. Then, you're utilizing a decent
> amount of disk space for your 6 drives, and should a drive fail, you'll
> deprecate to RAID 5, which works well.

I would do raid 0+1. You waste 3 drives of space, but you get really good redundancy and
improved performance (theoretically, anyway).

Matthew Walker
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