Linux Software Raid Notes – Replacing Drives

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This post is going to be somewhat of a “link dump” for me of some pages that I’ve been perusing lately. After playing with RT (request tracker) – I added a few ticket items for the home network. Now, if you’ve been a longtime reader and sorted through ALL of these posts here you’ll know [...]

Ubuntu Linux Software Raid – Replacing a Failing Drive

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Sometime back I setup my home server running Ubuntu Linux (6.06 – Dapper Drake LTS). I used two pairs of drives to do raid cloning. Two IDE drives were for the main system structure and two SATA drives for Audio/Video storage as well as CDimages and other large file sharing on the local network. Well… [...]

Software raid fun…. device detection order

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Anyone that’s setup software raid on a system with multiple storage adapters has probably run into this kind of issue, but I thought I’d mention it. Last weekend I built a machine to replace my server (the server was to be captured into a VM). The main system was going to be installed onto dual [...]

Linux software raid notes

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Here are a few other notes on linux software raid. I created a directory called raidinfo to keep information in to make it easy to maintain the raid array. First… from the software raid howto, I’ve done the following…. sfdisk -d /dev/hda > /raidinfo/partitions.hda sfdisk -d /dev/hde > /raidinfo/partitions.hde So…. I’ve now got a good [...]

Firewire/USB card and ethernet incompatibilities on Ubuntu 6.06

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

I’ve had a machine for quite a while that I’ve been working on as a “backup server”. My goal with it is to have a RAID1 setup with two 250GB drives and I also wanted USB2/firewire functionality so that I could even add a USB drive to the array for the purpose of having a [...]

More linux software raid fun

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

OK, I know there are probably quite a few looking at this thinking…. “Hello where has he been?” when I’m talking about playing around with software raid under ubuntu linux, but…. in spite of all I’ve done supporting desktop systems and even small business servers I’ve never had an opportunity to setup a raid array. [...]

Software raid under linux (Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

First, I should disclaim that this is going to be a brain dump of the resources and experience of a quick setup of Ubuntu 6.06 on a software raid based storage system. This may be less than ideal, but is doable and seems relatively solid as a system. First off, what is RAID (redundant array [...]


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