I just bought a HP Microserver for use it as dns, http, vpn, file storage and also for backups of other computers at home. I already have 2 1Tb HDD's, so I thought to buy another 2 HDD's and install is as raid5. This way, I could have 3Tb 'usables' for storage everything I need.
I have been reading a lot about it and I am not sure if what I am going to do is the right way of do it. I have two doubts:
One, about the installation. GRUB cannot boot from a
raid5, so I would need to do a boot partition in one of 4 hdds with, for example, 500Mb. This way, I will be wasting (500*3 = 1,5Gb, which is not so important). Is this correct? Is there any other way better?
Two, could I install
Debian on the raid5? I mean, as soon I have the boot partition, I would able to do the
RAID5-software and partitioning that logical device as I want. I mean, I don't want install a separate raid5.
Could I install Debian on the / root partition ?