[PVE-User] Proxmox Wishlist

admin-at-extremeshok-dot-com admin at extremeshok.com
Wed Jun 25 09:26:56 CEST 2014

Usually mdadm on a boot/root partition leads to corruption, have you 
failed/replaced a drive and tried to recover ?

Relying on something is only good until it fails ..

On 6/25/2014 9:02 AM, Eneko Lacunza wrote:
> Hi,
> On 24/06/14 23:22, Alexandre DERUMIER wrote:
>>>> 3.) Software RAID/Fake-RAID is not suited for the enterprise 
>>>> environment, with that said, you can still run Proxmox on Software 
>>>> RAID, but it's not supported. You don't need a $300 RAID card, I 
>>>> bought a complete >>server recently for $200 that had a built-in 
>>>> LSI SAS1064E controller
>> I'm begin to test raid management at lvm level (available since last 
>> lvm releases), maybe it could be easy to extend the proxmox installer.
> I made some tests months ago, and I was socked to see that when a disk 
> in LVM raid-1 broke, LVM provided no warning (as opposed to mdadm, 
> that sends a message and logs to syslog).
> Maybe it was bad configuration on my part, but it made us continue to 
> use mdadm for softRAID and never look back.
> BTW, we have mdadm deployed for production purposes in a pair of 
> clusters with success. I think that with the level of expertise 
> required to manage mdadm softRAID, relaying on the debian installer is 
> good enough.
> Cheers
> Eneko

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