I have two identical drives that I intend to mirror in in the interest of data safety. These are data-only drives, not a primary OS drive.
In such a system, is it better to create single partition (
Linux raid auto: type 0xfd) on each drive and raid together the partition from each drive (e.g.
/dev/sdc1)? Or should I instead create a mirrored array of the unpartitioned drives directly (e.g.
Ultimately I intend to create an LVM container from the resultant array for storing the actual data. Are there any considerations that might make one or the other option safer or more desireable down the road?