Software RAID setup at install...
martin.stone at db.com
Wed Mar 24 19:32:37 UTC 2004
> Holler if I'm wrong, but;
> Software raid is not a hardware raid. This means the kernel amd the
> proper module(s) must load to access the raid drive. Therefore a
> software raid cannot be /boot or / since these must be available at
> Now it may be possible to have GRUB load the modules but the kernel must
> still be available.
Well, I was reading a page by some guy who was using a RAID 1 software mirror
for /boot - I was interested but wasn't sure it would be a safe or preferred way
to do things. I am not sure how md works exactly, but intuitively if you have a
md mirror with an ext3 filesystem on it, shouldn't each mirror component have a
valid ext3 fs on it? What I always did was just create /boot fs'es on 2 drives
and try to keep them in sync... but the md mirrored /boot idea is interesting.
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