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Old 03-15-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
andy.l
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Linux as stable infrastructure server - DNS/Fileserver


Hi

I'm considering setting up Linux as a infrastructure server on my home LAN. For the last 5 years I've been running Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 (I've gotten a valid license for this by my employeer). But after getting virus infections a numerouse times the last year I'm considering setting up a Linux box for fileserver, DNS, FTP etc.
But, how easy is it to configure a raid? I'm going to use Debian, Ubuntu LTS, or Centos. As far as I have experiences, a raid setup is not easy to do during the initial setup (or I haven't been able to do this).
Can anyone please point me in direction of some usefull resources on the web?

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Old 03-15-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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On linux, Logical Volume Manager ,or LVM, is the most common tool. If you google for lvm and raid you will get several very good articles on how to create a software raid array.

The idea is exactly the same as Windows. You configure it at installation time. I found it quite easy to do.
 
  


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