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Old 16th February 2006, 11:33
jeremy jeremy is offline
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Ok, ryoken have been browsing the tutorials on RAID and i believe you are correct, RAID-1 sounds seems to be the solution. Now after sifting through the online tutorials i have struck a minor concern. Which? tutorial is applicable. I am very much over my head here so recognising that my meddling may result in data loss im a little cautious to proceed, I have done linux installation and rudamentry networking and server admin, but partitioning(after installation) and RAID is a very grey area.

the two most detailed tutorials i have found
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO-5.html
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/linux-adv/raid.htm

my system looks like this
[root@mylinux ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 72.8 GB, 72839168000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8855 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 8855 71023365 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdb: 72.8 GB, 72839168000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8855 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 8855 71127756 8e Linux LVM
[root@mylinux ~]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
135629888 18940244 109688764 15% /
/dev/sda1 101086 14217 81650 15% /boot
/dev/shm 517272 0 517272 0% /dev/shm
[root@mylinux ~]#

i have 2 physical 80gb hard drive which i want to mirror. ( i notice that in the tutorials the partitions are refered to hdxx where as on my system they are sdxx is this a distro thing? are the tutorials still applicable? any advise?
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