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Old 08-30-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
WL7JA
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Question SuSE 9.3 - Soft Raid


I need help on setting up a Software Raid. I am a Newbie to Raid but not Linux.
(I am the founder of the Alaska Linux Users Group)

This is what I have:

2 - 80 Gig Hard Drives.
And I want to be able to create a softraid RAID1,

I have followed the Howto's as follows: (Using YAST2)

/dev/hda---------------------------------------- /dev/hdc
====================================
20 Gigs /dev/hda1 /------------------20 Gigs /dev/hdc1
4 Gigs /dev/hda2 /boot---------------4 Gigs /dev/hdc2
20 Gigs /dev/hda3 /var/--------------20 Gigs /dev/hdc3
1 Gig /dev/hda4 SWAP---------------1 Gig /dev/hdc4 SWAP

This setup is covered on page 28 of Software-RAID-HOWTO

Converting a non-RAID REDHAT System to run on Software Raid.
Even though I am using SuSE.

Now when I use YAST2 to create soft Raid there really isn't much documentation
in the YAST2 Manual. Ok during the initial installation, I go to expert partition Mgr.
create the above. Using EXT3, as the RAID create instruction indicate. Then I click on the
RAID option and click on create RAID this is on the first Drive hda, it indicates that I must have 2 partitions of 0xfd. Now when you create a software RAID to you create the RAID on both drives or just 1. Like if I change all of the partitions of hdc to 0xfd. Now if I did that which drive would be the mirrored drive. I am setting up a DNS server that I have installed soft RAID several times on and I have still not been able to get it to work properly. Probably because I have never set one up.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 08:30 PM   #2
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Check this site out. I have used it in the past
http://oss.gonicus.de/openpower/index.php/Suse-sw-raid
 
Old 08-30-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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SuSE Soft Raid

Thanks......I'll go home and digest that, then back later at it..


- Pat
 
Old 09-01-2005, 03:14 PM   #4
WL7JA
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Software Raid with SuSE 9.3

Looks like I'll need SuSE 2 Disk they are offering for free. I tried the soft raid setup per GoFacts and was unable to
format drives. Actually it lockup the system. I contacted SuSE and they indicated I would have to get the 2 CD Utils
set they offer. So I have ordered those. Although I wish they would offer the ISO for the disks.

- WL7JA - Pat
 
  


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