Software RAID

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Mon Jun 26 14:48:10 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 08:55 -0500, Zane C.B. wrote:
> > > 
> > > You really do not want to do it this way. Setting up raid on a
> > > partitions just seems like such a bad idea on so many levels. You
> > > should do it on the entire disk. Last time I remember messing with
> > > it, the setup screen for that was not capable of doing that.
> > 
> > Why do you think that?
> > Being able to do it by partition provides for more flexibility.
> Because it provides to totally freaking unneeded process. I don't see
> how it provides any more flexibility.

What if your disks aren't the same size or you want to handle
portions like swap in a different way?  If you do happen to
want identical partitioning on 2 drives you can do that in
one command line with sfdisk, although I prefer to do it
interactively to be sure it is right.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at

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