Re: HotSwapping Disks
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On 05/30/08 09:18, UDP 514 wrote:
> I have a server with hot swap disks.
> I'd like to be able to swap out a non-system disk , eg /dev/sdd and
> put in a new
> disk, partition it in fdisk, then mount those partitions. This all
> works fine, I can partition it,
> but the linux kernel hangs on to the old disk partitions in memory, so
> I can't mke2fs or
> mount the newly created partitions, without doing a reboot.
> Is there a way to force the kernel re-read the partition tables on a
> non-system disk?
> How do people maintain high uptime, if you need to reboot every time
> just to see an extra
> disk in a hot swap system?
If no oone else answers here, there are lists and sites dedicated to
HA Linux systems.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of
diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.", Mr. Spock
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