SUMMARY: Disk Mirroring, root/swap on Netra X1

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Date: Tue Sep 11 2001 - 13:06:10 EDT
Thank you all for a lot of good info:

Paul Adair
Pankaj Anand
Simon Greenland
Sun Managers List
Mark Lewis
Richard Cove
Dietsch, Nathan
Olivier Masse
henrik huhtinen

1. The answer to my first question about mirroring swap was uniform by
everyone. Mirror swap so in case that I loose one hard drive the machine
will keep on running. Also its easier to maintain the raid and faster.

2. The issue of booting a damaged raid is still somewhat unclear but as
soon as I set it up I'll test it and have the right idea.  According to
some it will boot fine and run (which I doubt). And according to others a
failed raid will not be a functional boot device. Henrik mentioned that I
should be able to boot into a single user mode with failed raid and fix
the raid or diassembel it and then continiue into multi user mode.

Also couple of people sugested using the newest Solaris distribution and
patches for Netra network cards.


On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, fil wrote:

> Hello,
> I am getting my first Netra X1. I am kind of scared reading about some
> quirks with JumpStaring it and missing drivers, oh well...  I am planing
> of having 2 hard drives in an X1 and want to mirror them. I will use
> DiskSuite for that and have done it before without to much troubles on a
> regular Sparc Servers (SCSI Drivers). Now here are my 2 main concerns.
> 1. Do I need to mirror a swap partition and how good/bad of an idea is
> it and what would be an advantage of it?
> 2. If my root partition is mirrored and one of the drives fails can I
> still use the other one to boot, or is it hosed because of the drive
> failures, messed up fstab info ......?
> Thanks
> fil
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