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Compare Smart Array 6402 to LVM & MirrorDisk/UX

Greg Nowicki
Occasional Contributor

Compare Smart Array 6402 to LVM & MirrorDisk/UX

I'm configuring a new database server and am not interested in RAID 5. With disks attached in a dual bus MSA 30, what are the differences between using dumb U320 adapters with LVM + MirrorDisk/UX and a Smart Array 6402 controller? I expect there to be plenty of spare CPU cycles. One difference I see is that the SA 6402 is a single point of failure. I can define the mirrors on seperate U320 adapters and keep going if one fails.
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Greg Nowicki
Occasional Contributor

Re: Compare Smart Array 6402 to LVM & MirrorDisk/UX

Sorry for the duplicate posting. I received an error when posting so I did it again. When I saw the same error I checked the forum.