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Old 02-17-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
aubrey-calm2
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slackware 10.2 for RAID 1


My situation is this:

I have one 160GB drive that has slackware 10.2 loaded, works great.
Now I have 2 300GB drives, and I would like to have them mirror each other, and mount that, to the currently installed system. I am wanting to just use a software RAID.

Is this something that is impossible? I've been only running slackware for a little over 4 months now, so I don't really know much about it. (i've never used linux before this) If one of you fine gentlemen could direct me to a web page with good instructions, or just a push in the right direction, I would be very greatful.

-Aubrey
 
Old 02-17-2006, 01:01 AM   #2
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I'd go to www.tldp.org (the Linux Documentation Project) and search for the Linux RAID howto. It is a little dated but will tell you how to use mdadm to create software RAOD devices. I would also highly recommend reading mdadm's man page, as it is very comprehensive.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 02:30 AM   #3
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thanks btmiller, I'll write back when I figure this thing out, and let everyone know how I did it.

-Aubrey
 
Old 02-18-2006, 10:33 PM   #4
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After a lot of research, I have decided to not go with a software RAID. It is not exactly what I thought it was. I'm going to do a hardware RAID. This box is going to be my FTP server, and I think it's going to be to slow, as it's an older PC.

Thanks for the advise.

-Aubrey
 
Old 02-18-2006, 10:52 PM   #5
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That's probably a good idea. Just make sure whatever RAID card you purchase is well supported by Linux (most are these days, but it's good to check).
 
  


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