Mac Pro Server - RAID setup question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nufan, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. nufan macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    Hi All,

    We recently purchased a Mac Pro Server w/ an Apple RAID card and OSX Server. It has 2 x 1TB drives. My initial setup involved migrating the RAID set to a simple RAID1 setup, ie. 1TB of useable space.

    The software manufacturer is now saying they need the OS (and all other applications) and their Server software on a separate, non-RAIDed Volume to the database (which will contain most of the data).

    I can easily setup 2 Volumes (eg. 200GB for OS/Applications and 800GB for Database) however this still breaks their "rule" for installation of having the OS/Server Application on a RAIDed drive.

    Personally I'd prefer to just have one Volume setup in RAID1, however for support purposes I have to follow their install guides.

    Does anyone know if this setup is even possible with 2 x 1TB drives? eg. One 200GB stand alone Volume that is not RAIDed, and the rest in a RAID1 setup?

    Thanks for any tips, hope it makes sense.
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Test it, and see if it works is the best way to find out.

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