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Old 04-17-2003, 05:48 PM   #1
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Setting up a SCSI Storage Array as a mounted disk


Hello,

Can someone help me to set up a Compaq Proliant SCSI Array to mount it as a drive when it's connected through a SCSI card?

How can I mount a file system on the drive so that I can write to it as though it was an IDE drive? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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The only difference to the user between IDE and SCSI is the device ID. Instead of /dev/hdx it is /dev/sdx. RH 8 should be able to pick up the the drives if it was able to detect the SCSI controller.

Not familar with the SCSI controller that Compaq uses ... yet. I plan on setting one up in a couple of months. I am also going to use RH. So was it able to detect the controller? Is this an existing array that is has data on it?

Starting from scratch:

Hardware RAID:
I assume you can use the controllers BIOS to setup up the drives then if they were on only SCSI drives the device would be /dev/sda.

Software RAID:
Never done this with linux yet. But you can search the howto and the web for logical volume manager or LVM.

SCSI disks device id non raid configuration.
1st controller first disk in chain would be /dev/sda, 2nd would be /dev/sdb etc etc...
 
Old 04-18-2003, 09:47 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I understand what you're saying. But my question is more specific. When I hook the array into my SCSI adapter, will Linux be able to see the disks in Disk Management? If not, how will I be able to set up file systems on the array? Thank you.
 
  


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