[mythtv-users] RAID: full disk or partition (was: Question re: available SATA ports and linux software RAID)

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 02:27:55 UTC 2011

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 April 2011 11:54, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> look at the output of cat /proc/mdstat
>>> /dev/sdd is probably in an array like md125
>> Not that I can see ; but .... is there any ways to stop md completely
>> from even looking at disks?
> Not that I know of. Usually in when it assembles drives that don't
> make up an array for me I see these in /proc/mdstat and after stopping
> the broken arrays that were autoassembled I am then able to zero the
> superblock on the disks.

And I meant drives that are connected. One could always reboot pulling
the sata cable. Assemble whatever array then plug the drive in and
zero the superblock or zero it in some other machine.


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