Create RAID in LMCE

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Introduction

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Drives) refers to a data storage scheme which has as a benefit increase of the data integrity, fault-tolerance, throughput and/or capacity There are 3 standard RAID levels which can be used in LMCE, to define RAIDS:

RAID 0: Striped Set (2 disk minimum) without parity: provides improved performance and additional storage but no fault tolerance from disk errors or disk failure. Any disk failure destroys the array, which becomes more likely with more disks in the array

RAID 1: Mirrored Set (2 disks minimum) without parity: provides fault tolerance from disk errors and single disk failure. Increased read performance occurs when using a multi-threaded operating system that supports split seeks, very small performance reduction when writing. A drive has its data duplicated on another different drive. If either drive fails, the other continues to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced. Conceptually simple, RAID 1 is popular for those who require fault tolerance and don't need top-notch read performance.

RAID 5: Striped Set (3 disk minimum) with Distributed Parity: Distributed parity requires all but one drive to be present to operate; drive failure requires replacement, but the array is not destroyed by a single drive failure. Upon drive failure, any subsequent reads can be calculated from the distributed parity such that the drive failure is masked from the end user. The array will have data loss in the event of a second drive failure and is vulnerable until the data that was on the failed drive is rebuilt onto a replacement drive

Creating RAID

Step 1: Go to LMCE's admin web page at Advanced->Configuration->RAID section. You have to specify the computer that should hold the RAID in the Parent section. Give a Description to the Raid you’re creating. Choose the type of RAID, according to what you need to do. Check the Use automatically box, if you want your data to be stored automatically using this RAID. Choose what kind of data structure you want for this RAID. Then click on the Add button to save your settings.

Step 2: