[rescue] Re: Small RAID array setup

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jul 1 20:59:22 CDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 04:41:08PM -0400, Rip Loomis wrote:

> Actually, it's worse than that AFAIK:  One not only needs another
> RAID controller handy (for hardware RAID) but also a readable backup
> of the RAID config.  If my primary DAC960 crashed then I have another,
> but I don't think I have a backup of the RAID config from the primary.
> If I try to initialize a new DAC960 with the same 4 drives that already
> have data on them, it will want to reformat them as a new (!) array.
> This wouldn't be quite what I wanted at that point... 

The first thing you should do after testing a raid is save the
configuration, even if that means manually writing it down, and then try
to recreate it from scratch.

If you can't get back to your test data... :)

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