Re: What would you do with 8 disks?

If these are 8 external disks, then RAID 0+1 is the best choice (IMHO)
since you have both performance and redudnacy. RAID5 should only be
used with SAN boxes, which use it whether you like it or not. and OS
can be on RAID1 if you need redundancy... I/O on those fs is not
*that* critical anyway.

Alan Bort
Oracle Certified Professional

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 12:47 AM, dave <> wrote:
> Hey all,
> If you had 8 disks in a server what would you do?  From watching this
> list I can see alot of people using RAID 5 but i'm wary of the
> performance implicatons.  (
> I was thinking maybe RAID 5 (3 disks) for the OS, software and
> backups.   RAID 10 (4 disks + 1 hot spare) for the database files.
> Any thoughts?
> --

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