Re: LVM or FS:EXT3?

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On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 12:21 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Care to elaborate on that last statement?  Are you talking about the disks
> > themselves or the IDE interface or ????  If "IDE" disks are unreliable then
> > what disks are reliable?
> The disks themselves. I've yet to meet a reliable disk, ever year or two
> one dies on me.

Do you leave them spinning all the time or spin them up and down?
We don't have issues like that, but we never shut down our servers
except when we must perform maintenance.  It's the spinup-spindown-
spinup cycles that kill the bearings (heat up, cool down, heat up

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