Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 16:16 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has announced the final release of Ubuntu 9.04; also announced were the releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix, but of course also Kubuntu 9.04, and Xubuntu 9.04.
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vivainio
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2008-12-26

to tell you the truth if i was using any OS Linux or Windows i wouldn't use a software RAID.

They are just to unstable to use in a production environment.


HW raid creates a new physical point of failure (the raid controller electronics). So on paper at least, software raid is the safer option.

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ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

"to tell you the truth if i was using any OS Linux or Windows i wouldn't use a software RAID.

They are just to unstable to use in a production environment.


HW raid creates a new physical point of failure (the raid controller electronics). So on paper at least, software raid is the safer option.
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In theory, but then again in theory it might not matter anyways as the server will get destroyed by a rampaging elephant. Still, the odds are slim. At the time of writing there are 12 of us left here, and I ask aloud and not one of us has ever heard of a hardware RAID card go bad. I know for the Compaq going back to the early DL series, even if the card had to be swapped out, it made no difference as it would still identify which drives were in which type of array. Depending upon the age of the machine this was done in several ways. Point is, the benefits of hardware RAID far exceed that of software (which I find no use for).

Worse still is poorly optimized or implemented software RAID can have a very negative outcome. The worst case scenario is where the config is on the drive that is lost, and can not be restored. Then you have complete loss of data (especially for stripes).

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

At the time of writing there are 12 of us left here, and I ask aloud and not one of us has ever heard of a hardware RAID card go bad.

I've had one go bad. And I like my online, background resync.

I used to favor hardware raid. But now I use software raid, and I would never go back.

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