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Linux® Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison

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Chapter 26. Linux Software RAID

The main goals of using redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID) are to improve disk data performance and provide data redundancy.

RAID can be handled either by the operating system software or it may be implemented via a purpose built RAID disk controller card without having to configure the operating system at all. This chapter will explain how to configure the software RAID schemes supported by Red Hat/Fedora Linux.

For the sake of simplicity, the chapter focuses on using RAID for partitions that include neither the /boot or the root (/) filesystems.

RAID Types

Whether hardware- or software-based, RAID can be configured using a variety ...

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