How to do a software based RAID 1+0?

Samuel J. Greear sjg at
Tue Feb 26 12:14:12 PST 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Joel Nilsson <joel at> wrote:
> Hi,
> if I want to do soft RAID10 is vinum(8) the way to go?
> The main purpose is to crank up the I/O rate without loosing too much reliability.
> It is intended for my personal/private file server at home, so a temporary loss of availability is not an issue (for now, it may change).
> Regards,
> Joel

There are various options for software raid in DragonFly but a
hardware raid controller is generally considered the most reliable

Typically though in DragonFly you would hammer mirror-stream between
disks for redundancy and utilize swapcache to acheive your throughput


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