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Best raid configuration new server? [message #144858] Fri, 18 January 2019 19:53 Go to next message
mwheeler is currently offline  mwheeler
Messages: 6
Registered: November 2010
Location: Everett, WA
Hi everyone,
I have a degraded raid-10 array I can't rebuild so will be moving to a new server this weekend.
My existing server is setup as raid-1 for the OS and raid-10 (4 drives) for the mail store.
I was setting up my replacement server the same way but then remembered the latest trend for servers is "one big raid 10" (OBR10)for OS and Data on separate partitions. So instead of the two separate raid arrays I'd just use a single raid-10 (6-drives) for OS and mail store on separate partitions. Any thoughts on what would perform better with Kerio Connect going forward?

I'm still running Connect 8.3.0 on server 2012R2 but plan on upgrading if I don't move to another platform like O365. All drives are 600GB 15k SAS on hardware raid. My only thought on keeping the OS on a separate raid-1 would be ease of upgrading the OS to SSD raid-1 but I keep reading there's not a huge benefit of having the OS on SSD's other then booting time.


Re: Best raid configuration new server? [message #144859 is a reply to message #144858] Sat, 19 January 2019 16:19 Go to previous message
Bud Durland is currently offline  Bud Durland
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Registered: December 2013
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
If it was me, I'd stick with the original plan -- RAID1 for OS, RAID10 for data. Not sure there's a cut and dried technical reason to do it that way, but I like having the OS on separate spindles.
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