Am thinking of getting a dedicated server soon. As part of my disaster *prevention* plan, I am now looking at RAID1 for the server. I was wondering , what are the main opinions out there about software RAID 1 on a redhat 7.2 ?
Is it reasonably fault tolerant? I have heard many people who swear by hardware RAID that with software, there are so many things that can go wrong, but, really how bad can it get? Has anyone personally experienced a drive failing in a software RAID array and was able to get the machine back up in minimal time?
The server I am planning to go for is a dual p3 1ghz server with 3 60 gb IDE drives, drive 0 and drive 1 should be mirrors of each other, and drive 2 is the spare.