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Re: Fwd: swap

On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 09:11:36AM -0700, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Len, Patrick:
> Thanks. Actually, I didn't see the original by Len.
> Well, security comes first. Also, the idea of setting
> in a cheap HD was a faulty idea anyway because I am at
> WD Raptor just because cheap HDs didn't work on long
> runs.
> The mentioned Tyan mother board has 4 SATA ports, two,
> I suppose, already occupied by raid1. Following the
> suggestion by Len, is that possible to install another
> raid1 (just for additional disk space, say swap) while
> preserving the current Debian amd64 etch on present
> raid1 (Linux driven)? This machine is ssh with Debian
> i386 as graphical interface on another machine so that
> reinstalling everything on new HDs would not be
> attractive. Also, I am pressed to fish some
> computations.

Sure.  Just add the two new drives, and use mdadm to create another
raid1 on the new drives.  Should be very simple and should have no
effect on your current raid at all.

Len Sorensen

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