[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

kim Gross kgross at jensalt.com
Fri Jun 6 18:37:25 UTC 2008

Johnny Russ wrote:
> I have a similar software raid question. I didn't think it warranted a 
> new thread. I got some new drives and I am going to switch my mythtv 
> system over to software raid. I would like to do it without doing a 
> clean install. I have a backup drive with enough space to hold 
> everything from my current system. Would it be best to make a dd image 
> or use rsync to copy my current system onto a backup drive? Are there 
> any special settings I need to use to make sure everything copied and 
> restored properly? Then I can repartition my drives and set them up in 
> a raid array. Then copy my stuff back onto the new raid array. I know 
> I will need to edit /etc/fstab to make sure everything is getting 
> mounted in the right spots. Are there other things that need to be 
> attended to when transfering a complete system over to software raid 
> like this?
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What data are you moving?  Is it just recordings or system or what?  If 
it is just recordings/data rsync or even just a GUI copy and past would 

If you are trying to move your boot system to raid, it is a lot more 
work and from my experience I would not try to move it just put your 
data on the raid.


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