Re: Multiple Harddrives
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 13:30:04 -0700
On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 15:16:17 +0000, awcolh wrote:
> Hi all,
> Our team at work would like to build a Linux storage appliance. Basically,
> we would build a single tower with four harddrives. The question to our
> gurus extraordinaire is: How can we make the hdd's "seem" to be a single,
> continous hdd?
> We would like to mount it to a single directory and make it available to
> our Samba clients.
> Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated!
I would say either raid or LVM. With raid you get the normal protection
you get from what ever raid level you choose. With LVM you get the ability
to expand the drive capacity, with raid you do not. Personally I would
choose LVM for your solution. Regardless I would make sure that you have a
good tape backup stragity if data is super important. Both raid and LVM
are quite mature and both are fairly easy to setup. I personally use LVM
for my video storage, 350G volume spread out onto three drives.
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