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    Setting up a new Dell PE 2900 system with the PERC 6i controller. Comes with 5 PDs configure RAID 5. I am considering starting again and setting up RAID 1 with 2 PDs for the OS; and the other PD's as RAID 5 for files. Waddya reckon? Any gotchas down the track? Thanks very much for your time - it's truly appreciated. Paul.

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    Re: RAID question

    What is the role of the server?
    What server OS?
    How big are the drives?

    Doing it is easy -- just go into the PERC BIOS
    It is deciding WHAT to do and WHY that is hard!
    Tom Jones
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      Re: RAID question

      depending on the server role, then yes i would generally do a RAID1 system volume with 2 disks, and RAID5 with the remaining.

      You may have a requirement to split it into maybe 2 RAID 5 volumnes, or a RAID10, or 1 R5 and 1 R10 - it just depends on your requirements. you probably don't have enough disk for this though.

      As already mentioned - it's VERY easy to do, just be aware you'll lose all your data
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