RAID 1 and recovery
james at tfxsoft.com
Sun May 25 16:09:57 UTC 2008
Thanks Brian - that makes sense - will try it on my test system now :o)
Brian Tillman wrote:
> A single disk from a Linux Software RAID 1 Mirror (using MD) should
> readable in another system so long as you also running MD on that
> system. You'll just need to import that disk as a new array on the
> second system; there is a flag to indicate that the second drive in
> the array is missing and can be added later.
> On May 25, 2008, at 8:52 AM, James Thorpe wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> Been searching for a while for an answer to this, and have started
>> experimenting with a fresh install, but not found a way yet.
>> Basically I'm building a small home server, primarily to act as a
>> file store. It's got a drive for the OS, and 2 further drives which
>> I wish to set up in a RAID 1 array to use for the store. All the
>> info I've managed to find so far to do with recovery from this is
>> when just a drive in the array fails, however I'm also concerned
>> about the box as a whole, and I'd like to know if it's possible to
>> take a single drive from the array, put it into another machine and
>> be able to read from it? Eg just as a normal ext3 partition etc?
>> That's it... very simple - but I've not found the answer yet!
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