NATA update

Petr Janda elekktretterr at
Wed Dec 6 06:15:31 PST 2006

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 12:16:53AM +1100, Petr Janda wrote:
some things they offer over vinum is: easiness of setup, no disklabel 
stuff, if a drive fails just go into the setup and rebuild it. its 
easy (TM).
Replacing a drive in vinum is not harder. In fact, using RAID-1 for
whole disks is often duplicating work, e.g. if you actually use
swap space for MFS etc.
Sure, but it is convenient to mirror a drive in 2 or 3 easy steps, no 
config file, just read instructions and follow them. Also todays IDE 
disks are so big a gb here or there doesnt matter all that much.

As long as theres no quick way to RAID-1 all partitions including / 
whats the point?
raidframe could do that :-(
Indeed, Ive used it a few times before and its nice (way better than 
vinum in my opinion)
If we had ZFS port done then there would really be no point in using 
onboard RAID, I agree.
ZFS won't fix or replace real RAID.
Cheap onboard RAID < ZFS > Vinum


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