Ubuntu Server on RAID 1 boot with RAID 1 data array.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by MattJo., May 29, 2010.

  1. MattJo.

    MattJo. New Member


    I would like to install Ubuntu Lucid Perfect Server with ISPConfig 3 onto a RAID 1 boot array and store the data on a secondary array also in RAID 1.

    I have seen instructions on how to install the system onto a RAID 1, but not in the about config and also they don't say anything about whether I need to configure the onboard RAID controller (Intel Matrix).

    I had originally tried to install onto an array configured with the onboard RAID, but the installation failed.

    Any help would be much appreciated

    For reference the board I am using in this build is a Supermicro X7SBL-LN2.


  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. MattJo.

    MattJo. New Member

    Install ISPconfig 3 on data array


    I was able to get server up and running with the RAID boot array--I actually was able to install and configure from scratch using the instructions on the main canonical site--initially had some grub errors, but apparently (at least with my system) this is/was solved by disabling the floppy drive/drive A/anything remotely related to floppy drives.

    Anyway, I don't have a clue how to proceed with installing ISPConfig and its parts onto the data array. Or rather I would like to ensure that the users data is stored on the data array (ie FTP files, e-mails, web pages, databases, etc.).

    Is there a simple command I can input while following your instructions for this or is this a larger endeavor than it would appear?


  4. MattJo.

    MattJo. New Member

    RAID running/Directories

    OK, apologies for the overlap--I know this isn't the ISPconfig forum, but since this started here.... Also for my complete ignorance.

    So, I have the RAID setup on both the boot disk and the data disk with Lucid installed. However, I think the install defaulted to using dmraid instead of mdadm. I know that mdadm by all accounts is preferable to dmraid--how can I tell which is used? If it is dmraid can I use your guide to change over to mdadm--or am I a complete idiot and misconstruing everything?

    Second question. When I installed, I configured the DATA array to have the /home directory essentially out of--my ignorant--attempt to make sure that the FTP directories, e-mail database, etc were created on the larger data drive when I installed ISPconfig. So, assuming this was completely noobed-up what should I do to ensure that the databases, FTP, emal, etc.,. end up on the larger data array? Do I have to install and then move particular directories? What/how settings do I have to change assuming this is the case?

    thanks much for your help.

  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the outputs of
    cat /proc/mdstat
    ? What's in /etc/fstab?
  6. MattJo.

    MattJo. New Member

    Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10]
    md2 : active raid1 sdd1[1] sdc1[0]
    1953513408 blocks [2/2] [UU]

    md0 : active raid1 sdb1[1] sda1[0]
    7811008 blocks [2/2] [UU]

    md1 : active raid1 sdb2[1] sda2[0]
    23453632 blocks [2/2] [UU]

    unused devices: <none>

    /dev/md1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs type debugfs (rw,relatime)
    /dev/md2 on /home type ext4 (rw)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/*______*/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=*______*)

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/md1 during installation
    UUID=300c9de9-ed89-4206-b6ab-999x99x99x99 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /home was on /dev/md2 during installation
    UUID=238ff430-b67f-48e9-9ebf-999x99x99x99 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
    # swap was on /dev/md0 during installation
    UUID=25d7a156-a5ff-4304-a04e-999x99x99x99 none swap sw 0 0
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Looks good. You're using mdadm. :)

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