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Old 10-28-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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Linux raid / md127


Last week I added a fourth disk to my RAID 5 setup using the guide on

Unfortunately, I forgot to update my /etc/mdadm.conf and rebooted like that.

Now, the raid set is identified as /dev/md127.

[root@mastodon ~]# mdadm --detail --scan --verbose
ARRAY /dev/md127 level=raid5 num-devices=4 metadata=0.90 UUID=d28897fc:8da6f8ef:bc01692b:1adecf8d
What should I do to make it appear as /dev/md0 again ? Can I simply modify /etc/mdadm.conf so it reads ARRAY /dev/md0.... or do I have to issue mdadm commands ?

System info:
[root@mastodon ~]# uname -a
Linux mastodon #1 SMP Thu Aug 27 21:34:36 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@mastodon ~]# mdadm --version
mdadm - v3.0-devel3 - 10th March 2009
I also should add that this is just a naming issue, I can mount /dev/md127 fine and I can reach my data.

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by pika; 10-28-2009 at 04:36 PM.
Old 10-30-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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This is a similar problem to one I just experienced, I solved it by reading here:

And for more information this:

Specifically I ran:
mdadm --detail --scan >> /etc/mdadm.conf

Last edited by mengoshmink; 11-01-2013 at 04:24 PM.
Old 11-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Just run:

echo 'DEVICES /dev/sd* /dev/hd*' > /etc/mdadm.conf
mdadm -Es >> /etc/mdadm.conf


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