Archive for August 20th, 2011

Sharing Resources

Or how I’m designing a system such that my stuff doesn’t get mixed up with the family’s docs, but both reside in the same disk. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating a new RAID 6 drive & attaching it to a Xen VM

I have 4 2TB drives in my NAS. They are split into 2 partitions, 500GB and the remaining ~1.5TB. The 1.5TB partitions were used in a RAID5 for media – music, backups of DVDs, etc. The remaining 500GB partitions were supposed to be for crucial documents, stuff that warranted double protection against disk failure.

Except for the past year, I never got around to creating the RAID6. That changed today.

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