Bug 435579 - RFE: defaulting to RAID 1
RFE: defaulting to RAID 1
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-03-01 20:35 EST by Ray Todd Stevens
Modified: 2008-03-02 16:39 EST (History)
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Description Ray Todd Stevens 2008-03-01 20:35:32 EST
I have a problem with one of the defaults.   When you have multiple drives, the
installation process by default sets them all up in a RAID 0 Array.   That is
stripping without any redundancy.   Therefore if any of the drives fail your
entire dataset is toast.   In this day and age of pretty darned cheap drives,
especially where doubling the size of a drive is generally really cheap why
would this be the default.

It is also really hard to switch to raid 1.   

How about a system that where the default is either RAID 1, or where a box asks
you which you want for the drives.

Certainly I am very surprised at this and would wonder how many people are find
this out only at the time of a failure.

Other OSs I work with either ask you or default identicalnear identical  drives
to RAID 1 or RAID 5.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-02 12:57:52 EST
Seems reasonable enough.  Fixed in git.
Comment 2 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-03-02 16:15:14 EST
Fixed in git ?????
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-02 16:39:01 EST
The anaconda source is maintained in git -- the fix has been committed and
pushed there and will be available the next time a build is done

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