Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Switching to Raid 1...

Posted by Andrew Grumet on
David K wrote
can you direct me to a howto on installing software raid 1 on RH 8.0? What kind of hard drives do you guys use? ide or scsi?
Take a look at the RedHat8 customization guide section on software RAID config,

I recently set up an RH8 system with raid1 on two 120GB IDE disks. I did this at install time using Disk Druid. The entire disk, including boot partition, is raided. It was rat simple.

One gotcha is that, by default, grub is only installed on the MBR of one of the two disks. So if that disk dies, you won't be able to boot from the other one. If this worries you, it is possible to install grub to the MBR of the other disk as well, using the instructions on the grub website.