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Creating RAID Array on the NSS2000

Creating RAID Array on the NSS2000

Document ID: 109525

Updated: Jan 26, 2009

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Introduction

This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).

Q. How do I create RAID arrays on the NSS2000?

A.

Creating RAID Arrays on the NSS2000

The NSS2000 supports JBOD, RAID1 and RAID0.

Step 1:
Access the web interface of the NSS2000. For instructions on how to access the web interface, click here .

Step 2:
Once, logged in click on Storage > RAID.

Step 3:
Under the New RAID Device section, check the SATA drives listed.

Step 4:
On RAID Level, select the desired RAID level from the drop-down menu.

JBOD (Just Bunch of Disks) - Linear; treats each drive as a stand-alone disk.
RAID 0 - Bit Striping; Volume stores data in stripes on two or more physical disks. Data in a striped volume is allocated alternately and evenly in stripes to these disks.
RAID 1 - Mirroring; It writes data to two disk simultaneously. It uses fault tolerance driver to simultaneously write the same data to the volume of member on each of two physical disks.

Step 5:
Click Add to start creating the array.

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Updated: Jan 26, 2009
Document ID: 109525