Can I create a soft partition over a RAID 5 volume ?

Posted on 2009-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Please let me if it is possible, and it doesn't break something.. :-)
RAID 5 constitute of 5 disk and I wanna create 2 soft partition using the newly created RAID5 volume.
Question by:beer9
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    Shouldn't be a problem however there are some best practice guidelines you should follow when creating these.

    Have you considered ZFS?
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    I have 6 TB in raid 5 (so 4.5 TB.)

    And i have divided it into 2 disks. So there is no problem in doing that ;)

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    Thank you :-)

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