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transfering linux to raid

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kevmarks

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I have one of these as you can see, in the front are some hot swap drive bays. I want to take out the one 9.1 gig SCSI hard disk out of the front that I have now, and fill the whole thing with IBM 9.1 gig SCSI hard disks.

How can I then setup up the SCSI raid controller, format the new array, and then transfer the old SCSI HD on to the new raid array?

This thing is going from firewall, to firewall + Samba MP3 server. I want my MP3's to be nice and safe on a big raid array. The SCSI RAID controller has native kernel support

:)
 

XWRed1

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Oct 31, 2001
Its probably hardware raid, so the array creation would likely be done outside the OS. Once you create the array, just boot off the normal drive, format the array, then copy the OS over.
 
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kevmarks

kevmarks

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Thanks, I got some old (and I mean old) scsi hard disks from e-bay. I will be attempting this very soon. Going to backup the whole thing first though :)