i have a 4.8-release system with several scsi disks.
the system is running as a samba fileserver (and sshd).
root disk is the first scsi disk, 2gb.
data is the last disk (#7 at the moment).
everything is up and running fine.
problem: i don't trust my root disk, so i was hoping to use another
2gb disk (the same make and size) to set up a raid-1 system. i don't
need extra speed, just mirroring.
[of corse you think, just buy another disk! my system is in a home
network, and i'd sooner spend the cash on something else.... (scsi
disks are quite expensive a poor student), also 2gb disks are
impossible to find new]
unfortunatly i have read in several places that raid-x should not be
used for the root disk.
[does this include raid-1? if so, why? all i should do is mirror....]
can any one think up a way to get my system reliable? i was thing
maybe making a cron job to dump eveything to the second disk might
work, but i would prefer a raid-1 for much more instant mirroring.
if i do choose to dump through a cron job and disk 1 dies, would i be
able to disconect disk 1 and boot from disk 2 (i surpose not, but
asking doesn't hurt).