K.S. Bhaskar on 7 Apr 2013 07:23:11 -0700

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Use Linux RAID, not the BIOS RAID - if you ever need to replace your motherboard, the new motherboard BIOS may not be compatible. ÂI routinely use mdadm to set up RAID 0 and RAID 1, and my reference is usually just the man page. ÂI have never set up a RAID /boot - I typically use a mirrored devices for /home and a striped device for swap when setting up a PC with multiple drives, and set up PCs with two different root partitions in case I ever mess one up - but Google pointed me toÂhttp://travishegner.com/2012/02/boot-arch-linux-from-an-mdadm-array

-- Bhaskar

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Casey Bralla <MailList@nerdworld.org> wrote:
I'm going to be rebuilding my server and want to add simple RAID 1 mirroring.
My motherboard BIOS can do this for me, or I can set up Linux to do it.

I'v never done a RAID setup before, so I'm kind of stumbling in the dark.
(I'm going to test setting up RAID in a VirtualBox machine to make sure I can
at least get it operating.)

Anybody have a suggestion on how to set up RAID, or know of a good reference?


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