Configuring RAID 1

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Jeff11214

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I read the following in the "Guide for installing and configuring RAID":

I have one question about raids. Can you set one up indepedantly of a drive containing the OS. I have one SATAII port and two SATA1.5 ports. Id like to keep my os on the sataII but maybe run a raid 0 or 1 on the remaining two SATA 1.5 drives. But independant of the OS drive. Is this possible?
Yes, That is the normal set up. a small drive and then the Raid set.
Question 1: Is this the normal setup?

I would like to setup RAID 1 with just 2 hard drives having the OS (partitioned) on the drive so it gets mirrored.
Question 2: Is it ok to setup this way?

Question 3: What would be the point to have a 3rd HDD installed with just the OS that isn't on the RAID?

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Why do you want raid?
It's not much good for the home user, more for business using a server where downtime is an issue.
If you are thinking this is a backup solution Raid or any flavour IS NOT BACKUP!!!!!!!
 

Jeff11214

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I'm inquiring about RAID 1 for a server. And not for a backup solution.

Does anyone have information regarding my questions above?

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