How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian E

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Pasco, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Pasco

    Pasco Member

    Hi folks

    I started with the mentioned how-to, but I didn't get far on my debian etch Server.

    The problems are starting already here:

    I got the following output on my server, even tough I followed the "perfect setup for debian etch server":

    The main problem is, that my second partitions are both "Extended" and not like in the how-to "Linux swap / Solaris" and "Linux".

    Do anybody knows what I did wrong or if I could set up the RAID 1 even tough? Because I got problems in the following step:

    I get following error at the second partition:

    Any ideas? :confused:
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    fdisk /dev/hdc
    Instead of
    Command (m for help): <-- t
    Partition number (1-4): <-- 2
    you type
    Command (m for help): <-- t
    Partition number (1-4): <-- [B][COLOR="Red"]5[/COLOR][/B]
    because your second partition is on/dev/hdc5.
  3. Pasco

    Pasco Member

    Oh, I got it, thanks Falko.

    So have I got it right, that in the how-to there are 3 partitions and on my system are only 2 partitions. I don't have to do anything with the "Extended"-Partition?

    Thanks a lot!
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That's right - although I haven't tried this myself.
  5. Pasco

    Pasco Member

    It worked like a charm! Thanks again Falko!

    I can confirm that the how-to also works with the partitions described from me in this thread (2 Partitions with Extended Version). So I got only md0 (/ and /boot together on one partition) and md1. Works flawlessly!
  6. pligor

    pligor New Member

    So sda1 and sda5 only?

    I know this is an old post but some things have changed since 10.04

    I am currently using 12.04
    By default with a regular ubuntu installation in a pc with a single drive is to have the partitions: the main partition (sda1) and an extended partition (sda2) which contains the swap partition (sda5)

    Can anybody confirm that is only need to create two (and not three) raid-arrays, md1 and md5 which correspond to sda1 <-> sdb1 and sda5 <-> sdb5 ?

    Please let me know if you need further information!
    Thank you :)
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You don't need RAID for swap, so in your case you just need one RAID array.
  8. pligor

    pligor New Member

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