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Old 10-23-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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i want to format hda hd but will all data be saved in other harddisk


Hello every one,
I have 4 hd as hda,hdb,hdc,hdd. i wantto format hda so is my data will be saved on hdb hdc hdd.??or it will effect if i format hda.my OS is on sda.
plz give me the solution as soon as possible.any help appreicated.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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Just take the time to make a backup of the data. The data if it is worth keeping and being worried about is worth backing up.
 
Old 10-23-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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Hello there,
hda, hdb... are the partitions I believe and yes in this case if you format the hard drive you will loose all the data. If you want to reinstall then back up your data on a dvd or flash drive and reinstall.
Hope this helps.
 
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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.

Please do not use urgent or as soon as possible in your threads. Your problems are not urgent for the volunteers that donate their free time to help.
 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:31 AM   #5
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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.

Please do not use urgent or as soon as possible in your threads. Your problems are not urgent for the volunteers that donate their free time to help.
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.
 
  


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