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Old 05-01-2005, 05:02 AM   #1
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setup the software raid 5

I hv a RH 8 installed , there are 2 HD in my system , if I add 1 more HD to my server , I want to setup the software Raid ( Raid 5 ) , could suggest how can I make it , do I need to re-install the RH linux ? thx
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1) install either the raid-toolkit or mdam software packge
2) recompile the kernel to include the raid levels you want.
3) create the /etc/raidtab file ( RAIDTAB examples )
4) I suppose you should have installed the hardware first. My bad.
5) create the array, which will depend on if you use mdadm or the raidtools.

Are you installing the system onto the raid5, or creating a raid5 array to store files? If you want to mount / onto the raid5 array, I'm guessing you'll have to re-install your system, or image it to the array.

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