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Experiences w/ Software RAID 5 Under Linux?

gurgi Do you really need RAID? (541 comments)

If you are storing data that will not change much, it may be simpler to simply make a cron job to copy the data from one drive to another. Set the copy to happen in the middle of the night and you're good. You'll have a copy of the data on a drive that you can put into any machine, and not have the overhead of software raid. I've used software raid, but found that it is slow when you have more than one drive on an IDE channel.

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