RAID 5 vs RAID 10: Recommended RAID For Safety and Performance

Posted on in Categories File system, FreeBSD, Hardware, Linux, OpenBSD, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Storage, Suse Linux, UNIX, Windows server last updated October 22, 2008

A Redundant Array of Independent Drives (or Disks), also known as Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (or Disks) (RAID) is an term for data storage schemes that divide and/or replicate data among multiple hard drives. RAID can be designed to provide increased data reliability or increased I/O performance, though one goal may compromise the other. There are 10 RAID level. But which one is recommended for data safety and performance considering that hard drives are commodity priced?

Download FreeBSD 6.1 ISO CD Image

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, FreeBSD last updated May 9, 2006

From the FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE AnnouncementIt is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE. This release is the next step in the development of the 6.X branch, delivering several performance improvements, many bugfixes, and a few new features as follows“:

  1. Addition of a keyboard multiplexer. This allows USB and PS/2 keyboards to coexist without any special options at boot.
  2. Many fixes for filesystem stability. High load stress tests are now run successfully on a regular basis as part of the normal FreeBSD QA process.
  3. Automatic configuration for man Bluetooth devices, as well as automatic support for running WiFi access points.
  4. Addition of drivers for new ethernet and SAS and SATA RAID controllers.
  5. BIND updated to 9.3.2
  6. sendmail updated to 8.13.6

FreeBSD 6.1 Download

It is time to update my local FreeBSD server 🙂