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Old 03-03-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
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Converting an ordinary partition to RAID 1 or RAID 5?


I have RHEL 3 installed on a PC. I had my /home on 1 single IDE HDD. I now want to convert it to a RAID 1 or RAID 5 by adding more disks. Would be grateful if someone could give me the commands that I can run to convert my /home partition to RAID 1 or RAID 5 (just like I can use pvcreate, vgcreate, lvcreate to create LVMs after RHEL 3 is installed)
Old 03-20-2005, 09:39 PM   #2
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Rewriting existing howto's should be avoided. Try reading up on software RAID here:

and then come back to ask any questions on anything you don't understand, etc.



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