For what its worth : I have been running a postgresql database on a hardware
raid 5 (adaptec 2400A hardware card and 4 x 200GB WD IDE drives) for about
6months and in my (relatively low volume read write by transaction standards
described by others here) environment all has been smooth.
>On Thursday 18 December 2003 12:13 am, you wrote:
> When grilled further on (Wed, 17 Dec 2003 08:45:43 -0700 (MST)),
> "scott.marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com> confessed:
> > Just wondering, was that on hardware or software RAID5, and if hardware
> > did it have battery backed cache controllers? Makes a huge difference.
> > I would never use SW RAID5 for heavily written databases.
> Hardware raid on Sun Ultra 4 and Ultra 250. I do not know what type of
> controller, or if it's battery backed. It's up in the data center, and
> I've never even seen them...
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