[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question
matt at frozenatom.com
Wed Jun 4 03:03:54 UTC 2008
VERY cool. I just migrated mine to use labels in the fstab for mounting.
For anyone reading this see "man e2label" for detail.
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 8:44 PM, Carl L. Gilbert <
clg-social at rigidsoftware.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 12:00 -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 05:41:03PM +0200, Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> > > Matt Nelson wrote:
> > > > On one of my mythtv backend servers I host my fileserver that stores
> > > > of my media on two raid5 sets totaling 12 drives that are all
> > > > via sata. These are all attached externally, and that is where my
> > > > question lies, if I connect these drives incorrectly will my raid
> > > > die, or does it not matter where they are connected since there is
> > > > metadata that tells the linux software raid that it belongs to a
> > > > raid set?
> > >
> > > Yes, Linux software RAID will work regardless of the drive order. Your
> > > only order concern is the boot drive.
> > Well, that's mostly true.
> > The filesystems will be mounted according to the instructions in
> > /etc/fstab. If fstab specifies them by UUID or volume label,
> > then they will always be mounted in the same location.
> > If, however, you have chosen to mount them by their device
> > names, it is possible that reboots with changed hardware
> > configurations (even as little as booting with a USB stick or a
> > memory card in a slot) can change the order. udev rules can
> > mitigate that.
> > -dsr-
> Yes, exactly. This is the problem I used to have. Then I started using
> labels. I just installed Mandriva 2008 and noticed that its using
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