[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Krzysztof Adamski k at adamski.org
Sat Jun 7 13:25:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-07-06 at 14:05 +0200, Stef Coene wrote:
> On Saturday 07 June 2008, Richard Freeman wrote:
> > 1.  Created raid1 boot/root partitions.  I made my root partition fairly
> > small to avoid the waste associated with raid1.  About the only actual
> > files on /root are bin, etc, sbin, lib, and root - about 280MB.  Note
> > that your distro must be pretty good about it puts in these directories
> > or you'll have bootup problems.
> /boot is the only thing that needs on a raid 1.  Bootloader grub can 
> read /boot, load the kernel and the initrd and start the boot process.
> Once the kernel is loaded, all modules are loaded to access the other raid/lvm 
> partitions.
I use the same type of setup where /boot is on raid1. And the rest raid5
over 5 drives. Something that softraid lets you do is to have more then
2 drives in raid1. I have all 5 drives in raid1:

md0 : active raid1 sda1[0] sde1[4] sdd1[3] sdc1[2] sdb1[1]
      144448 blocks [5/5] [UUUUU]


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