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RE: [Xen-users] Partition vs disk images

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Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Partition vs disk images
From: "Joseph L. Casale" <jcasale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:10:35 -0600
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>This is for use at home, so in reality it probably doesn't matter -- I just 
>don't want to make any *really* stupid moves.  If you need it, general specs 
>on the machine are: quad core, 8GB ram, a 160GB boot volume and then 4x320 
>raid5.  The 160GB will contain the disk >images while the raid5 will be 
>allocated for "data" (database, file server, myth, etc).

I have this exact config at home :) Only difference would be the raid type and 
controller I am sure, I used a pretty high end LSI SAS Card with sata's hung 
off it. I would seriously recommend LVM, its so flexible, and I would take that 
raid 5 and replace it with mirrors personally, but you are using it at home I 
guess. Most people forget to factor in the downside to raid 5: Slow regens that 
kill performance while being non redundant during the only one possible failure 
it could have.

Godo luck!

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