[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 22:27:33 UTC 2006
On 12/14/06, Marko Nurmenniemi <marko.nurmenniemi at kolumbus.fi> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 12/14/06, John Clabaugh <bubbaslash at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 12/14/06, Mark Lehrer <mark at knm.org> wrote:
> >> Speaking of growing a RAID 5 array, has anyone tried this in Linux
> >> with software RAID? http://scotgate.org/?p=107 - (Growing a RAID5
> >> array - MDADM)
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/230989
> > I've had great success with my mdadm arrays, haven't tried to grow any
> > of the RAID5 though.
> This is great if one wants to increase the amount of disks...
> What are the steps to increase storage by swapping in bigger disks?
> I have 3x160GB RAID5 and I would like to make it 3x250GB, which have
> already been bought.
> I have been trying to get the recorded stuff below 60GB to able to
> unmount the RAID and swap the disk (I curse the "Third Rock from the
> Sun" for filling my disks...).
> Is there a better way to do this?
your best bet is to just create the new array with the 250GB drives
then copy the data from the old array over.
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