mdadm: A New Tool For Linux Software RAID Management (67 tags)
Derek Vadala, author of Managing RAID with Linux, looks at the new mdadm (multiple devices admin) package, a simple, yet robust way to manage software arrays. In this article, Derek covers installation and mdadm's five major modes of operation.
Monitoring RAID with NetSaint (8 tags)
Building a RAID array can help you sleep better at night, knowing that if there's a problem, you have a chance to recover your precious data. How do you know when there's a problem, though? Dan Langille demonstrates how to use NetSaint to monitor your RAID setup on FreeBSD.
Managing Disk Space with LVM (7 tags)
Linux's Logical Volume Manager (LVM) allows you to create virtual disk partitions out of one or more hard drives. This makes it easy to manage growth in filesystems. Combined with RAID, it provides a nearly unbeatable way to keep your files safe and available. Bryce Harrington and Kees Cook show how to configure LVM, how to combine it with RAID, and how to use it on desktop machines too.
Implementing Hardware RAID on FreeBSD (5 tags)
Want better performance, higher reliability, and better recovery possibilities from your disks? Try RAID. Dan Langille recently made the switch to hardware RAID on his FreeBSD box; here's how he did it.