There are nightly onsite backups, weekly offsite and soon to be nightly offsite. Obviously some less than ideal things going on here, no hot spare, backing up to a consumer drive, etc. Any ideas on how I might be able to get Ubuntu installed on this thing? I would ideally go with two hot spares in either configuration. A lot of people skip that option, because they don’t like the idea of paying for a disk that doesn’t add to their total usable space. You might try upgrading to a new er PERC controller. The users don’t complain about performance currently, I was just thinking it would be nice to get some performance out of the upgrade.
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I’m leaning towards a new RAID 5 array for ease of transition since performance isn’t a huge issue, but I wanted to get the opinion of those more experienced than I. I’m starting to lean towards RAID 5 for reduced cost and easier transition. As cwrc as you keep on top of your RAID monitoring, this should give you plenty of speed, and security.
It hasn’t been an issue for the several years this server has been in service. Join Date Jul Beans 1. There are rajd onsite backups, weekly offsite and soon to be nightly offsite. But I cerv wait a few days if I had a drive die. Bring up new array, image existing to new, remove old array, add hot spare sprofit? You are smart to put a hot spare into the mix.
If I decide to go RAID 5, I’d assume I can just install the new array, image the old array to the new one, then remove the old drives and install new ones in their physical place as hot spares for the new array. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.
Thinking about it more critically, it would be adding more complexity than it’s worth. The users don’t complain about performance currently, I was just thinking it would be nice to get some performance out of the upgrade.
The time now is Want to add to the discussion? Log in or sign up in seconds. Also, isn’t RAID 10 only tolerant of two drive losses provided you don’t lose two drives on the same mirror. Submit a new text post.
So that’ll be roughly or so after all is said and done. Looks like I’ve got some after hours OT coming next week. If the CERC can only for 1.
I can’t risk a second drive failure if I can’t get on site for a few days. I’m planning on leaving this employer in the very near term to move about 80 miles away. CERC controllers are nice, but pretty out of date. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Of course, you need to go with Enterprise drives. Checkout the Wiki Users are ccerc to contribute to and grow our Wiki.
You might try upgrading to a new er PERC raud.
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Raid 10 might make Kerio perform better though. I worked at one of the largest privately held hosting companies in the world for several years.
Not being able to install the OS is a bit of a frustrating start! With that time and experience, I can honestly tell you that RAID 10 works best in an “always-on” server situation. Newer drives will likely have a little better performance but the users won’t notice it. Yeah, I’m really starting to think the performance isn’t an issue. I’ll be contracting my services back to them and want to shore up reliability as much as possible. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Rzid.