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RAID Operating system question

Posted on 2014-04-24
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Hi,

What is best practice when configuring a RAID for a server.
More specifically, would you install a Operating System on a RAID 1 or RAID 0?

Then create a Virtual Disk for data

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raid 0 offers no redundancy and (in my opinion) an oxymoron
only use raid 0 for testing and if you don't care about the data

i have used raid 1 on my servers for the operating system and another raid level for data
either raid 5 or 6 if it's just a file server or raid 10 if it will have databases (exchange, sql, mysql, etc.)
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You NEVER install an important OS (or store important data) on a RAID 0.  NEVER.  ABSOLUTELY NEVER.

RAID 10, fine, but NOT RAID 0.
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