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Old 06-27-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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RAID-5 Setup commands

What is the easiest Noobiest way to set up a RAID-5 Array using SATA drives on a P965G Intel chipset.

Is RAID apart of any of the GUI's? What commands do I need to use? Any hints on HOW to setup this RAID. I heard someone mention labeling their drives so that you can tell which one dies, but what is the best way to do this (How would I know which drive is labeled what)

I have almost no clue on how to use Linux. I was tempted to use Windows 2003, but I couldnt find a definitive answer if it supports expanding the RAID while keeping the data on the current array.

Please Help, I have a Machine about to pop up at my door today, and I don't even know what Distro to use, If I should use a GUI, or the commands to build the array.

Old 06-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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check out mdadm

I have a raid 0 setup and this is what I used to create it

# mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=0 --raid-devices=3 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1
# mkfs.ext3 /dev/md0
# mount /dev/md0 /export (edit /etc/fstab for persistent mount)


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