Frank Murphy wrote:
> Can USB drives be used by Linux Soft-RAID (mdadm), as RAID1?
>> anyone tried it here?
Yes... they can.
No... I haven't tried it.
Some random memory engram of mine recalls, a link on Slashdot somewhere,
which pruported a person had used an array of ipod switchers as hardware
for just such a raid setup.
/motivates self to look.
nope... can't find it. Either I hallucinated it, or my google search
terms don't cause a hit.. In any case the theory is sound... since your
usb storage media, will simply end up being called /dev/sdxy in terms of
Linux (or *BSD probably) you can easily use sdxy devices for raid.... be
those devices usb, firewire, /real/ hard disks... in fact, you could
even *mix* different types of storage media... though you might find,
Alsoooo, it's worth noting that you can't write indefinately to flash
memory... whereas... traditional hard disks you /can/... barring, some
sort of actual disagreeable hardware event like gravity + harddisk +
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