Well, in my experience Dell has very good support, and also they told me that the raid controller inside the r310 is certified to run on red hat and suse, I checked the ubuntu hcl and also found the server model listed there.
Avi, what hassle are you refering to? Software raid requires more configuration than hardware raid, am I wrong?
A little more info, the ubuntu installation I am going to setup here will have critical company info so it needs to be fault tolerant, which raid array type should I go with? I have used raid 0 in the past but people tell me thats not good practice because if a drive fails I am screwed. Is this true?
Thanks so far for the help :-)
On Oct 20, 2011 2:11 AM, "Avi Greenbury" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Diego Xirinachs wrote:
> > I decided to get a dell r310 but I dont know if I should get the
> > hardware raid or just configure software raid on the server.
> I much prefer software raid. The mild performance benefit of hardware
> raid is outweighed by the hassle benefit of software raid - it's so
> much easier to swap out failed hardware, and you're more guaranteed to
> get it doing what you want it to do, since md is something of a
> standard. I also prefer to trust as few opaque black boxes with my data
> as possible
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