In the last episode (Apr 13), Yonah Russ said:
> Can anyone explain what the raid configure option does? Is this for
> use when storing mysql on hardware raid? if so, what type(s)- ie.
> striping, mirroring?
It's mainly to support tables over 2gb on old Linux kernels that can't
do large files. You can also do a poor-man's RAID with it by creating
a RAID table, moving the files to separate disks, and creating symlinks
that point to the new locations. Only striping is supported. If you
have it, use hardware RAID and regular mysql tables instead.