Is the source for a command line interface tool available for adding and removing disks from the RAID set? Understand that you should only use caching if you have good UPS power to the system. January 5th, 2. I guess the same works for a hardware raid card, but it seems logical when that happens. Debian-Installer Is the hardware supported by the Debian-Installer? Latest version seems to be provided as afaapps

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Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page. More details A blog post claim supermicro provide a tool to get the status out from the command line. The write policies specify whether the controller sends a write-request completion signal as soon as the megarair is in the cache or after it has been written to disk. The time now is This was not the case on at least one Dell PowerEdge machine.

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These settings do not affect the read-ahead policy. Retrieved from ” https: Virtual Drive contains physical drives 0,1 and 2 and includes the settings of the raid device such as raid level, strip size etc. Yes hpsa Yes Yes Yes? As we look for simple output that shows the virtual drives structure, its hard to get that with megacli. They have, amongst others, an ‘archttp’ module which enables a web interface!


The ‘sg’ module must be loaded for it to work, the cli program segfaults without it. We’re going to megarsid an enhanced version of readahead: For home use, software raid is usually sufficient if you really need RAID. A short list of the cards i was considering: The cache policies are as follows:.

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I took a look at it linuux on paper it seems like a much better piece of hardware than the Some tools and drivers are available from the vendor. CLI tool statically linked i and amd64 binaries also can be downloaded from ftp site.

January 6th, 4. January 7th, 8. This utility along with other crap can be downloaded here: Originally Posted by JonnyRocket.

Also, afacli requires libraries that are no longer available in Debian distributions. So i decided to give it a shot and play around with it. Until arrays are healthy again a reminder will be sent each 2 hours. Archttp is statically linked so it will run in virtually 92260 circumstances.


However LSI provide megaclia proprietary management command line utility which is rather hard to use. Tags for this Thread hardwaremegaraidraid. Gentlemen may lssi Blondesbut Real Men prefer Redheads! Here is what to do:. Actually this slot number will be used to represent this physical ID drive in other commands. It is available in the packages repository too.

If not, it won’t be used to avoid mgearaid cache with randon useless data in case of randomly accessed sector. Unplugging and pluging back a disk from an array doesn’t make the controller rebuild the array with that disk.

This is a must when maintaining a lot of machines using for instance a serial line console.