Since this is software ie. partition mirroring, yes you can have two o
the drives with mirrored partitions and three drives with a raid
partition. This would leave the space on one drive that is no
available on the other two due to the mirror set.
Personally I would never recommend or use software raid in productio
environment. Raid cards are cheap these days and so much faster/bette
then software raid. Hardware raid takes the load off the cpu thereb
making your system faster/more responsive. Hardware raid also has th
ability of doing hot spares so if a drive fails in your raid array th
hot spare kicks in and replaces the failed drive without you eve
touching the system
Thanks - I thought so -
I wish this was on a HW RAID, but the site is a remote one, and rebuilding
is not a feasable option, so this should be the next best thing. I already
have the mirror established, so the addition of the the RAID 5 for the
remainder gives a bit more of a safety net.