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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. RAID Terminology

    2. The RAID Levels: An Overview

    3. RAID on Linux

    4. Hardware Versus Software

  2. Chapter 2 Planning and Architecture

    1. Hardware or Software?

    2. The RAID Levels: In Depth

    3. RAID Case Studies: What Should I Choose?

    4. Disk Failures

    5. Hardware Considerations

    6. Making Sense of It All

  3. Chapter 3 Getting Started: Building a Software RAID

    1. Kernel Configuration

    2. Working with Software RAID

    3. Creating an Array

    4. The Next Step

  4. Chapter 4 Software RAID Reference

    1. Kernel Options

    2. md Block Special Files

    3. /proc and Software RAID

    4. raidtools

    5. mdadm

  5. Chapter 5 Hardware RAID

    1. Choosing a RAID Controller

    2. Preparing Controllers and Disks

    3. General Configuration Issues

    4. Mylex

    5. Adaptec

    6. Promise Technology

    7. 3ware Escalade ATA RAID Controller

    8. LSI Logic (MegaRAID)

  6. Chapter 6 Filesystems

    1. Basic Filesystem Concepts

    2. The Linux Virtual Filesystem (VFS)

    3. ext2

    4. ext3 Extensions for the ext2 Filesystem

    5. ReiserFS

    6. IBM JFS

    7. SGI XFS

  7. Chapter 7 Performance, Tuning, and Maintenance

    1. Monitoring RAID Devices

    2. Managing Disk Failures

    3. Configuring Hard Disk Parameters

    4. Performance Testing

    5. Booting with Software RAID

  1. Appendix Additional Resources

    1. Mailing Lists

    2. Web Sites and Online Resources

    3. Books

  2. Appendix Hardware RAID Controller Vendors

  3. Colophon