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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 no RAID to 11.0 RAID 1
  • From: "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)" <hyltonconacher@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:27:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <fb35d81a0809230327ob5e95b9je412350c37cf3774@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2008/9/22 Andrew Joakimsen <joakimsen@xxxxxxxxx>:
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>


No because I've already "been there" and "done that" -- It is
IMPOSSIBLE to recover a RAID-1 array that just one day (after properly
shutting down the system and not having hardware failures) decided not
to boot.

Ahhh, now this is interesting :) The main reason I was creating the
RAID1 array was so that if one drive failed, I could receive a message
from mdadm, swop out the bad drive and continue working, without
losing data.

In view of the above comment, I guess it is time I ordered the 3rd HDD
and rather setup RAID5.


Maybe the issue is not mdadm but instead openSUSE 11.0? Either way I'd
advise to stay away from md RAID and its horrible mdadm tool. For me I
prefer to switch to hardware RAID cards and keep on using openSUSE.

HW RAID cards are a MAJOR expense for a home hobbyist who just likes
to make sure their data is retrievablein the event of a HDD crash.

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