RAID Options

Software RAID

We offer RAID1 on all our Instant deployments that include two hard drives. RAID 1 is a standard configuration that aims to improve the security of stored data by mirroring data across two separate drives. In a RAID 1 setup, files that are written to the first drive are also written to the second drive. This means that the system offers complete redundancy. If one data carrier fails, the next one jumps in.

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Hint

The maximum capacity of a RAID 1 configuration is the storage capacity of the smallest integrated hard drive. Keep this in mind when selecting your drive configuration.

Deploying Instant Servers with RAID1

RAID1 is a product option on every instant server in inventory. The option id for RAID1 will always be 144196. To deploy an instant server with RAID1, pass this option id to the options field during deployment.

curl -X POST \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H 'X-API-KEY: <API_KEY>' \
    -d '{ \
        "productId": 576, \
        "locationName": "NYC1", \
        "osName": "CentOS 7.x", \
        "hostname": "your.hostname.com", \
        "period": "hourly", \
        "options": [144196], \
    }' \
https://core.hivelocity.net/api/v2/bare-metal-devices

Partitioning Schemas for RAID1 Instant Servers

AlmaLinux

  • md0: 1GB, /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • md1: 4GB, swap
  • md2: 1 Volume Group with 1 Logical Volume:
    • Entire LV, /, ext4 filesystem

CentOS

  • md0: 1GB, /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • md1: 4GB, swap
  • md2: 1 Volume Group with 1 Logical Volume:
    • Entire LV, /, ext4 filesystem

Debian

  • md0: 2GB, /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • md1: Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

Rocky Linux

  • md0: 1GB, /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • md1: 4GB, swap
  • md2: 1 Volume Group with 1 Logical Volume:
    • Entire LV, /, ext4 filesystem

Ubuntu

  • md0: 2GB, /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • md1: Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

Windows

  • All one partition, NTFS filesystem (Mirrored)

Hardware RAID

All Custom ] server deployments are configurable with the following RAID options:

  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 10

If you need assistance choosing and configuring RAID, please send an email to [email protected]


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