Re: raid0 initialization
On Tuesday 15 June 2004 07:53, Harland Christofferson wrote:
> this is my fist time installing raid0 on a machine that is not a
> new install. /dev/hda has gobs of good data i don't want to lose.
> /dev/hdc is newly partitioned and formatted before installing the
> raid tools.
> kernel version is 2.4.18-k7
> i installed raidtools2 and mdadm.
You don't need both. I don't think it will do any harm to have both
> i created a new file /etc/raidtab
> raiddev /dev/md0
> raid-level 1
> nr-raid-disks 2
> nr-spare-disks 0
> persistent-superblock 1
> device /dev/hda1
> raid-disk 0
> device /dev/hdc1
> raid-disk 1
Above, you said you wanted to install raid0, but your config file indicates
raid1. Double check that your config file really says what you want.
> then, i tried
> $# mkraid md0
> which responded
> $# device md0 is not described in the config file
The error message is quite specific. You did not describe device md0 in any
config file. You did describe /dev/md0, however.
> i am reluctant to try
> $# mkraid -f /dev/md0
> the force flag just seems scary to me.
> any suggestions?
What is the partition type on /dev/hda1 and /dev/hdc1? If they are not both
FD (Linux raid autodetect), your raid array won't work.
Note that, if you have data on /dev/hda1 that you want to keep, you should
mark that disk as a failed disk. Then, when you make your raid array, data
won't get erased from /dev/hda1. You can then mount the disk and the raid
and copy the data from one to the other. Once your data is on the raid,
mark the /dev/hda1 disk as a live disk, and the raid will re-sync, and your
data will be intact.
If the partition type is not causing your problem, let us know and we'll try