What is better suited for a normal Server:
- several partitions, which are bundled as several RAID1 devices (/dev/md0, /dev/md1, ...) without any partitions, which are not mirrored.
- one big /dev/md0, and partitions on this device
What are the biggest pros and cons of both approaches? Is there a big difference, which one is the better choice for a normal server without frequent changes to disks and partition setup?
I haven't found any sites giving actual advice on this decision. The only thing i frequently read was: DO NOT bundle /dev/hda /dev/hdb (without at least one partition) to a RAID, because this causes the kernel to detect the RAID partitions on the raw /dev/hdX devices, too.