With OVHcloud Dedicated Servers, you can configure Software RAID during OS installation from the OVHcloud Control Panel. In this article, we will show you everything you need to know about configuring Software RAID to protect your data and optimize your storage.
Note: Software RAID can only be configured from the OVHcloud Control Panel prior to installation.
- Configuring Software RAID in the OVHcloud Control Panel
Configuring Software RAID in the OVHcloud Control Panel
To configure RAID 0 or RAID 1, first log into the OVHcloud Control Panel. Click Bare Metal Cloud and then Dedicated and virtual servers in the left-hand sidebar. Then, select Dedicated servers. Choose the Dedicated Server on which you wish to install an OS from the ensuing page. On the General information tab, click the ellipsis (...) next to "System (OS)" and click Install if this is your first installation or Reinstall if it is not.
On the following popup menu, select Install from an OVH template and click Next.
Select your operating system and then check the Customize the partition configuration box. Click Next.
Now click the pencil next to the partition you wish to edit.
You can change the RAID level in the drop-down menu.
Note: The root (
/) partition must be configured in RAID 1. If you want to leverage other RAID levels, you can do so by creating other partitions. For example, if you are running a website in Linux, creating a partition for
/var will allow your website to leverage the increased speed of RAID 10.
Once you have finished the installation, your OS will be ready to go with the RAID level you have chosen.
Having read this article, you should be able to configure RAID in the OVHcloud Control Panel.