||07-15-2010 01:47 PM
How to maintain RAID disk order
I have a system with data stored in multiple disk arrays. I have to come up with a solution that will maintain the disk order of the arrays whenever a stripe fails, is removed and then put back in. One solution I came up with was to stamp every stripe with the disk array it belongs to along with its stripe id. I plan to put this stamp in the last 512 KB of each disk. And I maintain all this information in a sqlite database, that is disk array, stripe id, the software diskname, etc. So that whenever a disk is replaced, its stamp could be read and the corresponding entries in the database are updated. Has anyone worked on something similar ? Or can anyone think of a better solution ?