is double RAID config possible?

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Hi,
I'm using an IBM System X3550 M2 server right now with RAID -1 config using two SAS HDD.
My question is: is it possible to use double RAID configuration within one server? For instance, I use RAID -1 config on two SAS HDD, and RAID -1 again on another two SAS HDD, these are all done in one server above. Is this possible?
Thanks!


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OS: Windows Server 2008

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You should be able to create to RAID Sets.
Absolutely. This is a very standard configuration.

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  • bradob
    The answer is what kind of raid controller are you running. Most now a days will allow you to create multiple raid sets. You should be able to create more than one raid 1's on the same machine. Again it would depend on your raid controller and hard disks.
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  • JoeClean
    Gabe9527, is that what it is called? RAID Sets? Then how am I going to do that? Using some kinda software or hardware? Please be more specific, thanks.
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  • JoeClean
    Bradob, do you familiar with IBM servers? Like I said earlier in my question above, I'm using IBM System X3550 M2 server, and IBM is using their own additional RAID controller (optional) to upgrade the server's RAID Sets capability. Can that particular RAID controller able to create more than one RAID Set on the same server?
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  • Itgurpreet
    There is a link which will give you details about your product: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/rack/x3550m2/specs.html Also you need to first clear the RAID fundamentals then you will be able to know what is the basic requiremnt fro RIADS. Below mentioned link might hel you: http://www.raidrecoveryguide.com/
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  • JoeClean
    Itgurpreet, I am amazed people like you still exist in this kinda forum.. Why did you give me a link to IBM Server URL? Of course I already knew this link, since this is the first place I looked up to before I bought the server. Secondly, why did you give me a link to a site explaining about RAIDs? I know what RAID is, and the configuration. What I want to know more is if the RAID Sets can be used in the IBM Server that I own. I simply asking if it is possible or not to have RAID Sets in one server/machine, that's it. A simple "yes" or "no" is all I'm looking for, and I would be more grateful if you can show me how to do it.
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  • JoeClean
    Nnf97, Thanks for the direct answer, appreciate (unlike that stupid Itgurpreet above..). Can you show me a link of more information regarding RAID Sets and how to do it?
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  • carlosdl
    Hi JoeClean. I still don't understand why you called 'stupid' the Itgurpreet's comment. Believe it or not, many people ask for help before they read any documentation about the product they use. And, it seemed to me also that you were new to RAIDs and their terminology, and I think that is what moved Itgurpreet to offer the RAID basics link. In any case, I'm sure he/she was only trying to help.
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