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Re: [vox-tech] Mirrored drive setup for backup



On Monday 05 February 2007 17:05, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Dylan Beaudette (dylan.beaudette@gmail.com):
>
> [Tyan K8WE:]
>
> [...]
>
> > Another machine in this lab only supports RAID level 0 for the SATA
> > connectors. Is there a workable software RAID strategy for mirroring
> > disks in linux or will I need to purchase a new hard disk controller?
>
> IMVAO, you're best off ignoring the BIOS-assisted Nvidia fakeraid
> chipset on the Tyan, and instead using (on either machine, actually)
> real software RAID1 using the Linux "md" driver.  The etch installer
> will handle that without fuss (if you want to rebuild your system, as
> opposed to just adding a mirror pair).
>
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Thanks for the quick reply Rick,

Using the software raid option 'md' driver -- would it be possible to add a 
mirrored disk without re-building the system?

cheers,

-- 
Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
530.754.7341
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