Maybe you read some of my posts on software raid and lvm, or maybe you have a spare pc lying around and want a box you can use as a small personal server and are wondering about some tips for running it with less hassle. I am sharing a few things that I have learnt . . . → Read More: Running a personal server
I have been building a backup pc our of mostly spare parts, including several old disks. To get the most reliability and space our of the disks, which are all different sizes, I decided to use software raid to mirror each chunk of data in pairs (raid 0) and then use LVM on top of . . . → Read More: Fixing broken LVM and Sofware Raid on Linux
I have a fileserver box, which currently has 2x200GB disks in lvm to give me a 400GB virtual disk. This arrangement gets good use of space, but if one disk has a failure, then the whole filesystem is trashed and cannot be recovered.
The solution is to start using raid. Before I go on, . . . → Read More: software raid1 and lvm on debian etch