I have software RAID on Ubuntu 10.10 with currently disabled hardware RAID controller, server has 2*500GB in RAID 1 drives for OS and 3TB*4 in RAID 1 for storage. What do i want, create hardware raid at least for storage w/o loosing data, or best option to add two new 3TB drives and create hardware RAID 10.
Can I have software RAID for OS and hardware raid for storage ?
So yesterday, I had Ubuntu 12.04 on a 1tb standalone drive, and a hardware RAID 1 array of two 1.5tb drives. The RAID is setup in the BIOS, and has functioned as expected on Windows and on Ubuntu 13.04.
Today, I installed Xubuntu 13.10 on the standalone drive. So NO changes made to the RAID 1 array.
Well, I've been looking into setting up a RAID for my home server. I've been trying to decide between a software raid or buying a relatively cheap SATA controller and using it for a hardware RAID. I'm trying to figure out the pros and cons of buying a cheap hardware card for use rather than simply using a software solution.Are there any negatives to using LVM with either