[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Clay nt4usb at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 5 00:03:23 UTC 2008

--- Matt Nelson <matt at frozenatom.com> wrote:

> My original 6 drives running a software raid created
> using mdadm on fedora 6
> has been migrated through 2 servers, and 3 different
> installs, with no
> problems, it just came up and mounted with
> absolutely no problems.  Which is
> what lead me to create this discussion; I did not
> know if I was just lucky,
> and after growing in size, I wanted to find out if I
> needed to do things
> different in the future.  After reading all of your
> comments and links to
> documentation, etc I have concluded that I am on the
> right path with
> Linux-based software raid, for my home use.

My slave started life as a winbox with two WD120, RAID
0 on the onboard Promise chip. Couldn't get the
Promise to work in Ubuntu so I did the software raid
When drives got cheap, I plucked out the two 120s and
dropped in a single 500.
Later, I stuck one of the 120s on a external USB cable
to format and use for something. 
Ubuntu, recognizing the drive was once part of a RAID,
begged for it's mate so they could reunite.
Gave me lots of confidence in a software raid setup.

(M be/fe) GA-8I945G-MF, P4 631, CNPS7000,(2)KVR667D2N5/1G, WD 250GB, Seagate 500GB, SHM-165H6S, 7300GS,(2)PVR-150, Feisty 7.04, MythTV 0.20.2
(S fe/be) GA-8IHXP, P4 3.06,(4)256mb pc1066,(3)WD 120GB, Seagate 500GB, 7600GS, Aver A180, Edgy 6.10.


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