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Re: Building a server with a RAID controller
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Building a server with a RAID controller
- From: Ben Summers <ben_(_at_)_fluffy_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk>
- Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 22:11:45 +0100
At 19:08 22/04/01 +0100, Ben Summers wrote:
At 12:26 22/04/01 -0500, Jared Solomon wrote:
Do you have the ability to build -current on a different machine and then
bring it over to the RAID machine? That would seem like the prudent test
I wish I had more experience beyond that...
[and a lot of other helpful replies]
I'd rather not run current on this server (even noting the comment about
the stability of 2.9-beta). I'm building it to give me as little trouble
has possible (hence the choice of OpenBSD, which has impressed me a great
deal since I started using it for servers and firewalls). And building a
bootable floppy/CDROM for installation scares me slightly...
Thanks for the advice on RAID controllers, I shall try to get a ICP-Vortex
to replace the AMI, and failing that a 3ware.
Replying to myself, but...
Just to finish off the story, a ICP-Vortex GDT6113RS arrived this morning,
and I've just installed OpenBSD without a problem.
It's a lovely controller; really far more impressive than the AMI MegaRAID
500 one I had before, which wasn't supported by 2.8 anyway. Just for fun I
pulled a hard disc out. The OS didn't even notice, and it was rebuilt when
I reinserted it. Lots of fun games to play.
Thanks for the help and advice.
-- Ben Summers : ben_(_at_)_fluffy_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk
Fluffy Clouds Ltd : http://www.fluffy.co.uk/