I have recently started using LVM on some servers for hard drives larger than 1 TB. They're useful, expandable and quite easy to install. However, I could not find any data about the dangers and ...
It's pretty common to see advice to disable the write cache on individual disks used for databases because otherwise some disks will acknowledge writes that haven't yet made it to the disk surface. ...
I have been having some electrical issues,mostly power going out suddenly for a few months,and although ups solve the thing mostly. But still i am worried about filesystem corruption,and data lost. ...
Supposedly (see, e.g., a question about it here), with NCQ enabled drives, the drive write cache is supposed to be safe, as in it doesn't like to the OS about data being committed to the platters when ...