Originally Posted by michaelk
hda,hdb, hdc... are device ID for the entire drive. hdax (where x=1-63) are partition IDs on hda.
It depends on if you are using LVM or RAID and the particular RAID level. If you are not using LVM or RAID then the disks are independent of each other and formatting hda will not effect the other drives. As stated backup any important information (on all drives) before formatting.
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I extremely thank you for ur replys.Actually this is a backup server.so all the data is getting backup on different hd such hda,hdb,hdc,hdd,hde.All data is replicating through DRBD.so our os is on HDA,so if i format hda then is any data will be loss in hdb,hdc,hdd,hde.Plz telme this is important 4 me to know.