[BlueOnyx:14243] Re: Making a single disk install into a RAID1 pair
mstauber at blueonyx.it
Wed Jan 8 12:32:22 PET 2014
> When I installed BO on my machine (5107), I only had one disk to hand (I
> thought I had 2, but couldn't find the second one!!) so did an install to
> the single disk...
> Subsequently I've obtained a second disk of the same type/model and would like
> to make the disks into a RAID-1 (mirrored) pair.
> What's the best way to do this?
Best way is to not do it - unless you're prepared to do a reinstall.
As was already pointed out: If it's a production server, then even if
all goes well you're looking at this: You need physical access to the
server, need half a day downtime, multiple reboots with and without a
rescue CD and all things considered the procedure would require fairly
solid Linux knowledge.
I wouldn't trust "a script that you can download somewhere" to do the
job. Maybe it works, maybe not. If it doesn't, you're in a world of pain
and most likely have to reinstall off the CD anyway.
So yeah, it *can* be done, but I wouldn't touch it with a pitchfork. :-)
With best regards
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