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Old 12-15-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
SolarisZen
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Question Building a disk array


At home I run a Linux httpd web server with important sites so I really cannot afford the down time. Currently I only have one HDD with the important data backed up on DVD's however as information changes constantly and also with the fact that the HDD could go dead at any time, I was wondering about disk array's.

I am basically looking for a RAID 1 where if the first HDD goes dead then everything would automatically switch to the backup drive and carry on. When the dead HDD is replaced then the RAID recognizes this then automatically rebuilds everything from the backup to the new HDD.

I am running FC4 Linux.

I would be chuffed if there was a hardware "appliance solution" where one just plugs it in and voila done! No need to crack open the box and remove the current and only HD I have. Or mess around with complicated scripts and such such I really cannot afford any down time.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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When i was searching documentation to setup a raid 0 on my debian system, i found several links to do a raid post installation, check this site and tell me if this helped.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html ---> general documentation about raids

http://nixcraft.com/getting-started-...ux-system.html
 
Old 12-16-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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When i was searching documentation to setup a raid 0 on my debian system, i found several links to do a raid post installation, check this site and tell me if this helped.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html ---> general documentation about raids

http://nixcraft.com/getting-started-...ux-system.html
OMG this is perfect! Your a total life saver pliqui. The second one is really good. thanks for your help. Much appreciated,
 
Old 12-16-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
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Just my 2 cents...

On Solaris:

Code:
host# zpool create pool <disk1> mirror <disk2>
 
Old 12-16-2007, 01:32 PM   #5
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Thank U Very Much
 
Old 12-16-2007, 11:17 PM   #6
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jajaja. Glad i could help, just giving something back to this lovely community. I was looking for other link that i printed, but since i pasted the content in open office didn't appear the link, was very nice too. If i found it i will post it too.
 
  


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