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Re: [yast-devel] ERROR: For RAID1, select at least 2 device.
rneuhauser@xxxxxxx composed on 2016-04-19 11:02 (UTC+0200):

# lukas.ocilka@xxxxxxxx / 2016-04-19 10:54:20 +0200:

Obviously, some technical solution exists, for instance, while adding
devices to the not-yet-created RAID, we could, e.g., have an info label
below the RAID name, changed according to the current status:

- 1 disk in RAID1: RAID will be created in degraded mode, add more
devices to ... (WTF is degraded? says 85% of users)...

so the user knows what RAID1 is but "degraded" will confuse them?

+1

Use case:
only 4 SATA ports on mobo (most common mATX motherboard configuration)
1 SATA port connected to DVD RW (also common)
2 SATA ports connected to original RAID1

User wants to replace entire RAID by first creating (degraded) new RAID1 on larger disk on last SATA port, then rsync from old to new while booted from DVD, after which remove old raid intact to some other machine as a backup, and lastly boot from new with other new disk connected and complete the new RAID.
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