Re: RAID starter
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On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Angus D Madden wrote:
> email@example.com, Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 10:53:25PM +0800:
> > I was just wondering, how can i setup up a raid on my server ?
> First, you need a RAID controller. Open your server or check with your
> server distributor's documentation to see if you have one.
> Second, you need to configure your kernel to support the RAID
> controller. Consult with the RAID controller documentation to see what
> modules or patches are needed.
> Third, after you have installed the RAID controller and the appropriate
> kernel modules, boot the machine. Usually there will be a message from
> the RAID controller after the BIOS but before LILO that announces the
> presence of the controller and the shortcut key needed to configure it,
> like Control-R or something like that. Hit the shortcut key.
> You should now get a options menu for configuring the RAID groups. The
> menu is fairly self explanatory. You'll need to understand RAID to
> configure it correctly. Set your volume groups at this point, RAID
> levels, etc.
> When you have completed the configuration the disks will have to be
> "scrubbed". This could take several hours. Needless to say, you can't
> add RAID to a production server, it has to be set up with it in the
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