RAID and HD issues for Mac OS X Server


One server running Mac OS X 10.4.x in office

1 how to use command line tools or GUI tools to check how many physical HD on the server
2 how to use command line tools or GUI tools to check the existing physical RAID card on the server.
3. If the HD running mirror, how to check that the server running soft RAID or hard RAID
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Fire up Disk Utility.
It's located in /Applications/Utilities

If the disk are in mirror, it's not using Hard RAID, as that would use RAID5.
But you can open the RAID Utility in the same location - it will complain if there is no Hardware RAID card installed.

You can also open System Profiler, to get detailed info on your hardware.
liyyAuthor Commented:
Under Disk Utility, I saw the RAID type is Mirror RAID set, So I think it is software RAID, mirror means two HD.

There is no RAID utility program under /Applications/Utilities.
Ok, if you can see the RAID in Disk Utility, then it's a Software RAID.

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