Re: Mirroring and/or duplexing partitions

Lauri Tischler (
Sat, 6 Jul 1996 15:30:56 GMT +2

Anno Domini 6 Jul 96 at 12:34, Bryn Paul Arnold Jones wrote:

> you louse the lot, with real mirroring, you shouldnt, well it's an
> expensive thing to do with two disks, as you have to louse at least the
> size of a disk to the array to garentee no data loss on the failure of
> one disk, with 7 disks, it's not as bad)
Yes, but this requires RAID-5, 7 disks = 6 for data, one for parity.

_mirroring_ ALLWAYS requires the double amount of disks, thats why
its called mirroring :)

Cheers Lauri.