[SATLUG] was now help with raid setup on linuxmce box now linuxmce success

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Wed Oct 1 16:58:36 CDT 2008


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 16:13, <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:

> >
> > <<SNIP>>
>
> > I don't see a Boot partition, and you cant boot off of LVM, so I must be
> > missing something.
>
> yeah I forgot to include that my boot partition is on a 256mb usb stick
>

Cool.  You could mirror the USB stick via rsnapshot or similar to keep a
backup.


> > That is the RAID tradeoff, Speed or Space.  I also hope that the arrays
> were
> > done building when you tested, as the performance hit of the rebuild
> would
> > again artificially hinder performance (Not as much as a R5 rebuild, but
> > still noticeable).
> I was not aware that the RAIDs setups (both the 5 and the 1) would still
> need to
> be built after by initial install.  That said both attempts at transferring
> the
> media files were done 4 to 6 hours after the initial install so I am not
> sure
> if this adversely affected my test.  Tahnks for the tip I will remember
> that
> for next time.
>

It could have easily been rebuilding, it takes a while on larg drives.   To
check the array and rebuild status: `cat /proc/mdstat`  it will show
progress and status.

Good luck!
jp


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