Tue, 02 Nov 1999 07:45:14 -0800
Long term, the cost advantages of IDE drives may become
truly compelling. They are currently 1/2 the price of
SCSI drives, and that trend shows no signs of changing.
Thus, it is the case that for the same price, today you can
get N bits on a SCSI drive, or N*2 bits of IDE, mirrored
through s/w and the nbd. This kind of configuration ought
to challenge some of our assumptions!
Volker Wiegand wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Giampaolo Tomassoni wrote:
> > > If you are doing shared-nothing then IDE is fine.
> > Great. But what about networked mirroring?
> > > You might want to take a good look at drive warranties and MTBF
> > Well, this shouldn't matter too much as long as a virtual 4-disks raid level 1
> > is concerned.
> Ok, but then you can also buy the SCSI drives, don't you think?
> > >> - Focusing development efforts more on less on the
> > >> typical Linux hardware, which is around EIDE storage.
> > >
> > > There isn't really any difference for the shared-nothing case.
> > But actually Linux/HA doesn't provide disk mirroring through network in any
> > way, right? The project is focused on high-end hardware...
> Absolutely no. The HOWTO was talking about it, but the project is
> actually open to any architecture. In fact, we have explicitly not opted
> for high end hardware, so we get a broader tester base.