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Re: [Xen-devel] IDE RAID driver

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] IDE RAID driver
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 15:45:56 +0000
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> I use HP Netserver LH6000 in this configuration:
> 5 CPU Xeon550/1MB
> Netraid (integrated megaraid.o)
> ee100 (integrated)
> 3C905
> 8 x 18/36 GByte SCSI/hotswap
> For backup purposes I would like to use cheap IDE-harddisks.
> The requirements for this config are:
> - no problem for XEN if one IDE-drive get a physical error
> - hotswap (no downtime for HD replacement)
> I think the only way to achieve this is to use IDE raid with one
> IDE-channel per harddrive and I know only about 3ware
> controllers with this features.
> Is there a driver for 3ware or alternative approaches?

If there's a driver for Linux then it can probably be ported to Xen
without too much pain.

 -- Keir

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