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Date:      Mon, 14 Jan 2008 07:48:09 +0100 (CET)
From:      Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
To:        Luke Dean <LukeD@pobox.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: RAID mirror really worked
Message-ID:  <20080114074736.L1166@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
In-Reply-To: <20080113175319.K1468@border.lukas.is-a-geek.org>
References:  <20080113175319.K1468@border.lukas.is-a-geek.org>

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> I've got a Promise TX2300 SATA Raid controller that I use on my FreeBSD 
> fileserver at home.  It uses ataraid.  I've set up a simple two-drive mirror. 
> One of the drives has been sending me intermittent failure messages in the 
> nightly emails for nearly a year - no more than one or two a month.  Last 
> night it finally croaked.  The mirror broke, but it went into "degraded" mode 
> and kept right on chugging along with no service interruption.
> Today I took down the system, replaced the bad drive, rebuilt the array using 
> Promise's BIOS tools (since that's how I built it originally), and everything 
> is back to normal.

gmirror works too very good without any hardware :)



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