LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2007, 09:41 AM   #1
joshuarowley
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: England
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 55

Rep: Reputation: 15
Raid array transfer


Dear All!

I currently have a server running Gentoo which is sitting on an IDE hdd. (Yes that is fairly mad, but I am sure I had a reason...)
I have a storage array consisting of 4 300gb SATA hdds in Raid5, thus no booting off these drives takes place. I am looking at putting Ubuntu on the IDE, but was wondering how complicated it would be to reload the array onto the new operating system before I embark!

Thanks alot
Josh
 
Old 12-23-2007, 02:13 AM   #2
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,363

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
Is the raid on the motherboard? Then probably not going to happen. If a raid card, did you pay $200 or more? If not, it is probably fake raid or software raid, so again it probably not going to happen. If it is true hardware raid, then it should not be an issue. (the not going to happen assumes you wanted to save the data on the array)
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:43 AM   #3
joshuarowley
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: England
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 55

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy

Its a Linux software Raid, running straight off the motherboards onboard SATA, although it supports raid 1 and 0 it does not support 5 hence me using a software raid.
So there is no way of reloading the array into another installation?
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:52 AM   #4
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,363

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
Linux soft raid to Linux soft raid should work, as opposed to the fake/soft raid. I would back everything up first.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 06:08 AM   #5
joshuarowley
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: England
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 55

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks alot. Hope you are right!
Will indeed make a backup...
Josh
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
same raid array on 2 O.S. tataiermail Linux - Server 5 06-27-2007 10:22 AM
Best filesystem for a raid array? hussar Linux - Hardware 3 04-11-2006 02:08 PM
Raid Array wwnexc Linux - Hardware 1 09-25-2005 06:47 PM
How to verify Raid 0 array? fclifton Linux - Newbie 2 05-03-2004 04:32 PM
moving a md array (RAID) MorrisIS Linux - General 2 10-05-2001 12:41 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration