View Full Version : Installed Fedora and used 2 disks.. do I now have software raid0?
23rd September 2009, 06:42 PM
I installed Fedora 11 on a server with 2 equal sized disks. I used the gui installer and didn't make custom setting changes to the partitions. One of the steps asked for me to choose the disks i wanted to use for this installation. I selected both disks and after the installation Fedora only sees one volume the size of both disks combined.
Do I now have software raid0 or do I have something else?
23rd September 2009, 06:48 PM
oh.. the server had 2 hard drives but did not have hardware raid.
I looked around and it is an LVM logical group. But is my installation stripped for faster data reads?
23rd September 2009, 08:26 PM
For the default LVM installation, I would have to say no, it does not use data striping. If you want data striping you could set up a linux raid 0 (mdraid). However, with linux raid booting from raid 0 is not supported so you would need another boot drive. For booting directly from a raid 0 there is dmraid, but your motherboard or drive interface card would have to have a software raid bios to boot from that.
23rd September 2009, 08:40 PM
Oh well.. thanks JEO. I might in the future look at getting another disk for raid0.
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