so today i have encountered a problem with my what was my 3 * 1TB drive raid5 1.7TB in size. I tried to add another 1TB drive to it. I choose to use the following guide for the task:
but encountered a problem 17.1% some 8 or so hours in of the grow command.
now when i boot up only two of the drives show up. I'm lead to believe this is due to a stripe-size reassignment problem with the growth of a raid5 array of size greater than a few terabytes.
can anyone confirm or deny this. and is there a patch that can be applied for this?
distro of choice for this file server is debian.
obviously i want to keep the majority of the data on the three disk array as it sort of is. the increase is due to current size needing to be increased so losing it would be disasterous
thank you in advance for your time.