Re: Can XLV do software RAID5 - SGI

This is a discussion on Re: Can XLV do software RAID5 - SGI ; Bjorn Ljungdahl wrote in message news: ... > Hi, > > I was just wondering if IRIX XLV function can do > software RAID5. I know it can do RAID0 and 1. > Must I buy plexing option or something? ...

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    Bjorn Ljungdahl wrote in message news:<35jj60t0clqlc8m0g32i6pc9bjk8e02tk3@4ax.com>...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I was just wondering if IRIX XLV function can do
    > software RAID5. I know it can do RAID0 and 1.
    > Must I buy plexing option or something?
    > Is it possible at all for IRIX?


    Neither XLV nor XVM do software raid. They do allow mirroring and
    striping (mirroring is extra) but they do not do parity.

  2. Re: Can XLV do software RAID5

    Jeff wrote:

    > Bjorn Ljungdahl wrote in message news:<35jj60t0clqlc8m0g32i6pc9bjk8e02tk3@4ax.com>...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I was just wondering if IRIX XLV function can do
    > > software RAID5. I know it can do RAID0 and 1.
    > > Must I buy plexing option or something?
    > > Is it possible at all for IRIX?

    >
    > Neither XLV nor XVM do software raid.


    incorrect.

    > They do allow mirroring and striping (mirroring is extra)


    which is defined as RAID1, and RAID0 respectively.

    > but they do not do parity.


    indeed.


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