What RAID level is this?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by vcha, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. vcha

    vcha New Member

    I'm looking to have the OS (Fedora) on one stand alone drive (SSD) and home directories on a RAID 1 (across two disks for redundancy).

    Is there a name for this setup? It seems to me that this is an ideal setup, is there a drawback to it?
  2. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

  3. id10t

    id10t Member

    Yes, this is exactly what I do (as well as some symbolic links from/to places like /usr/local/games to keep all that stuff on the RAID as well) on my home desktop and work desktop. And on a few servers I run I use RAID5 either as /home or as /storage

    The only drawback to keeping a constant /home partition is if you do it on a multiboot system with drastically different versions of the same software - the various personal settings files/configs/directories in your ~/ may not like changing versions back and forth.

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