Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
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.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2006, 02:51 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Edinburgh
Distribution: Server: Gentoo2004; Desktop: Ubuntu
Posts: 720

Rep: Reputation: 30
raid partition resyncing


a quick question: what is a RAID 1 partition doing when it is resyncing? And can i write to that partition when it is resyncing?

I have another RAID 1 partition which is encrypted. So I make the RAID 1 partition, and then I use dm-crypt to the crypted partition on top of that. Can I mount the encrypted partition and write to it when it is stil resyncing?

Old 07-27-2006, 12:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: /earth/usa/nj (UTC-5)
Distribution: RHL9;F1-10; CentOS4-5; DebianSarge-Squeeze
Posts: 1,151

Rep: Reputation: 46
The first partition is being duplicated on the second drive during a resync.

You can mount/read/write to the raidís filesystem during a resync, but it will usually respond a little slower than usual.

But if you reboot before a software raid resync is finished, it will start over from the beginning after reboot. So it is a good idea to allow a resync to finish before you reboot.
Old 07-27-2006, 02:06 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Edinburgh
Distribution: Server: Gentoo2004; Desktop: Ubuntu
Posts: 720

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
thank you



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
Crash while resyncing /dev/md0 HelaWann Linux - Enterprise 1 12-06-2005 08:52 AM
Mandriva 10.1 on raid 0? how to partition? abcampa Mandriva 3 04-25-2005 07:12 AM
Converting an ordinary partition to RAID 1 or RAID 5? krishvij Linux - Newbie 1 03-20-2005 09:39 PM
RAID 1 / Partition won't sync? georgee Linux - Software 0 10-23-2004 06:26 AM
software RAID on the root partition spuzzzzzzz Linux - Hardware 5 08-12-2004 11:28 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.

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