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Old 07-01-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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Help: Access to SATA hardware RAID?


Just received a new server from a supplier. It has a 3Ware 8506 SATA RAID with 10 disks (one is a hot spare). Suse Enterprise server 8 came preinstalled (I am more familiar with RH9.0).

Apparently I can see the RAID system under /proc/scsi/3w-xxxx/1 so I suppose it is /dev/sda1?
Using cat /proc/scsi/scsi I can find it under scsi1 channel 00 ID 00 Lun 00 Vendor 3Ware.

What should I do to be able to mount this array? mkfs what filesystem? There is supposed to be one large 2TB partition.

The system boots from a separate 36GB HD, nto connected to the RAID controller. System boots up fine.


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Dirk
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:26 PM   #2
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Yeah, depending on the RAID configuration of the card, its all reported on to the kernel as one big scsi drive, check:

dmesg | grep sd

You'll see the block size and the scsi device scan. Hopefully its already partitioned. I would recommend XFS or Reiser, ext3 gets grumpy spread over that large a space, not to mention its starts to hog too much disk for fs infrastructure.

Cheers,

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:22 PM   #3
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I found out the RAID was not partitioned, so after running fdisk on it and then mkfs I was able to mount it without any problem.

Interesting that you recommend Reiser for large partitions, I can still repartition and reformat because there is nothing on the disk yet.

Thanks

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:40 PM   #4
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Really I recommend XFS, we've got a couple backup machines here at work with arrays in the Tb range and Reiser 4 is going to be relentless, but until then... well, XFS is a decade old and can handle a single file that is 9Eb, yeah... Tera, Peta, Exo... Really I'll probably keep using XFS in the future anyway.

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