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7 Configuring RAID1

Next we want to build a RAID1 array from our second and third hard drive and then use the RAID1 array as a NAS share. Please note that only full hard drives can be used for RAID, not single partitions!

First we must add both hard drives. Go to Disks -> Management and click on the + sign:

Select ad1 and choose Unformated under Preformated FS (ad1 wasn't formated during FreeNAS installation):

Do the same for ad3:

On the Disks -> Management page, click on Apply changes:

Next we must format ad1 and ad3. Click on the Format tab (still under Disks -> Management), select ad1 and Software RAID: gmirror, then click on Format disk:

The next screen should be similar to this one:

Now do the same for ad3:

ad1 and ad3 should now be listed on the Disks -> Management page with the file system gmirror:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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