[mythtv-users] How to migrate a disk in SW RAID? WAS:Re: RAID 5 of different sized disks for mythtv storage?

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Wed Sep 13 14:11:55 UTC 2006

Actually that was not the case.
I changes my mdadm.conf to show the UUID and DEVICE partitions.
Moved the drives around, fired it up and it is perfect.


Quoting chris at cpr.homelinux.net:

> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 01:42:56PM -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> > The drives have no partitions on them.  They are wholely used in   
>> the RAID5.
>> > Is that odd?
>> I didn't think you could create an array without partitions.
>> So I'll say its odd. But others may know better than I.
> You can create a RAID array using any block device.  Using the full
> disk is not odd in the "that shouldn't work" sense, but a bit odd
> in the "someone didn't do things the common way" sense.
> Since the drive doesn't have partitions, the "DEVICE partitions" method
> of constructing an array won't work, and the OP will have to change the
> device entries any time the drives are moved or else the array will fail
> to start.
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