[ILUG] Linux soft Raid death of hda
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Sun Feb 13 22:43:07 GMT 2005
Conor Wynne wrote:
> Just configured a server for my wife's workplace running a poweredge
> with 2 SCSI drives configured with RAID1 and LVM for expansion.
Might be beyond my budget, at the moment.
>>Whateve is done has to preserve the info already on md0 & md1
> I assume you have TWO raid arrays then. If not then you have practically
> no RAID.
The info is safe just can't access at the moment.
> RAID is not a backup. Its just for resilience.
> RAID0 is worse than useless for resilience, RAID1 or RAID0+1 are best
> performance wise, RAID5 is cheapeast but slower.
It's my cheapo backup Raid 1.
>>1: How can I set up the system so the O.S. drive is also cloned?
> What do you mean exactly?
> Conor recommends mondo for imaging hdd's, personally I think he has
> shares in them. Otherwise, you setup RAID1 (mirror of two drives).
Linux Soft didn't allow me to Raid 1 the hda.
>>2: A boot cd that can allow me operate the raid & smb shares as normal.
> This can be does with any rescue cd, you can even use the standard FC3
> bootCD --> "linux rescue", start networking etc.
How would it know what's in smb.conf or fstab, which was on dead hda.
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