restoring software raid configuration from broken OS drive
I have a file server setup with Ubuntu 12.x, where the OS (Ubuntu) is installed to an SSD and I have a software raid on 4 other harddrives. Today, the OS drive crashed. I was able to boot into Helix and get the mdadm.conf off, but nothing else would read and after another reboot I could not read anything. It still seems like the drive is dead now as well.
I ordered another SSD from newegg and was hoping it would be a straightforward task to get the raid readable again by reinstalling Ubuntu on the new SSD and then loading the old mdadm.conf on it. From there, hopefully the raid would just be readable and start as normal.
Will this work? Is there something else I should know about the process?