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Parrish:

--- Quote from: Brian Farmer on February 20, 2011, 06:04:32 PM ---
--- Quote from: Parrish on February 20, 2011, 05:58:19 PM ---
--- Quote from: Brian Farmer on February 20, 2011, 02:27:30 PM ---Well, the hardware raid took some doing, but it works.

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Congrats.  What hardware controller are you using?

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It's a cheap High Point RocketRaid 622. It was about $70, but that is all I need, this is basically just a repository for music, pictures and backups, ISO images, etc. It won't see heavy use. Including drives, the whole package cost around $750. I would have loved to get a nice Synology 8 disk system, but they are WAY more than that.

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Wow, that's a cheap price for a 6GBps RAID card.  But, it appears it's a software RAID controller- albeit on an add-in card.  I'm still searching to confirm either way though.

Edit: I guess I should not really say software RAID and, instead, should say firmware based RAID (or FakeRaid).  Most cheap controllers do it this way. 

--- Quote ---Firmware/driver-based RAID
 
Operating system-based RAID doesn't always protect the boot process and is generally impractical on desktop versions of Windows (as described above). Hardware RAID controllers are expensive and proprietary. To fill this gap, cheap "RAID controllers" were introduced that do not contain a RAID controller chip, but simply a standard disk controller chip with special firmware and drivers. During early stage bootup the RAID is implemented by the firmware; when a protected-mode operating system kernel such as Linux or a modern version of Microsoft Windows is loaded the drivers take over.
 
These controllers are described by their manufacturers as RAID controllers, and it is rarely made clear to purchasers that the burden of RAID processing is borne by the host computer's central processing unit, not the RAID controller itself, thus introducing the aforementioned CPU overhead from which hardware controllers don't suffer. Firmware controllers often can only use certain types of hard drives in their RAID arrays (e.g. SATA for Intel Matrix RAID), as there is neither SCSI nor PATA support in modern Intel ICH southbridges; however, motherboard makers implement RAID controllers outside of the southbridge on some motherboards. Before their introduction, a "RAID controller" implied that the controller did the processing, and the new type has become known by some as "fake RAID" even though the RAID itself is implemented correctly. Adaptec calls them "HostRAID". Various Linux distributions will refuse to work with "fake RAID".[8].

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But, if it works, who cares?

bfarmer:
That sounds about right, the drivers were part of the problem. But it loads the drives and the RAID is created before booting, and appears to the computer as a large drive. My eight 1 TB drives appear as one 4 TB drive. Definitely not software RAID, as software RAID shows up in Zentyal as a RAID, this just shows up as another HD.

Sharing CPU time isn't an issue, as the Xeon processor is plenty for the Zentyal server, right now it is showing about 1% of CPU and RAM usage. I assume the third number (also about 1%) is HD usage for the system (not the RAID), but I am not positive. I am using it mostly as a mail server and the host for the RAID.

lshea:

--- Quote from: Brian Farmer on February 05, 2011, 03:40:59 PM ---So, my Zentyal server is up and running, RAID 10 is working correctly, mail, etc. working fine.

I would like to be able to RDP into it. Not from outside the LAN, so I am not worried about security, I just want to be able to login to the desktop to move files around from folder to folder in the RAID, etc.

Whatever I use, I need (want) the server to run on the Zentyal box, and I need a Mac OS X client. So far the best fit I have found is xrdp. I also looked at FreeNX, but from a quick search, the Mac client is buggy.

Anyone have any experiences to share?

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I use Chicken of the VNC on my Mac.

bfarmer:

--- Quote from: lshea on February 21, 2011, 08:02:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: Brian Farmer on February 05, 2011, 03:40:59 PM ---So, my Zentyal server is up and running, RAID 10 is working correctly, mail, etc. working fine.

I would like to be able to RDP into it. Not from outside the LAN, so I am not worried about security, I just want to be able to login to the desktop to move files around from folder to folder in the RAID, etc.

Whatever I use, I need (want) the server to run on the Zentyal box, and I need a Mac OS X client. So far the best fit I have found is xrdp. I also looked at FreeNX, but from a quick search, the Mac client is buggy.

Anyone have any experiences to share?

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I use Chicken of the VNC on my Mac.

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Had to go look that up, I thought you were yanking my chain. :)

Nathan Williams:
I just assumed it was slang that I was too old and stupid to follow...  Only when you said you had to look it up did I do so.  WTF kind of name is that?

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