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Ia. Software Raid configuration (Part 1a/12)
« on: May 20, 2022, 11:20:49 am »
Following the installation procedure, but with software raid support.


Choose expert mode installation:

Once in the partition disks menu, select “Manual”:

Go to the free space of the “sda” disk:

Create a new partition:

Choose the maximum partition size:

Then select the type of partition, logical in our case:

Change partition characteristics for raid volume:

Validate the end of the configuration:

Do the same operations above for the “sdb” disk.

Once the two raid volumes have been created, let's go to the software raid configuration:

Apply changes to disks:

Then create a multi-disk device:

Select “Raid1”:

Check the number of active devices, 2 in our case:

Leave the spare device count at 0:

Overview of active devices and selection thereof: (space to select)

Finish configuring volumes:

Finish partitioning and apply changes:

Appears a new Raid1 device:

Select free space to apply partition characteristics:

Apply the filesystem type, journaled ext4 in our example:

Select the partition mount point, root “/” in our case:

Finish setting the raid partition:

Finish partitioning and apply changes:

After applying the changes on the disks the installation of Zentyal continues
with software raid1 support.

Once the installation is complete, to verify the volumes, enter the command below
in a terminal:

We see a raid1 volume md0 belonging to disk sda partition sda5, same for


To display the status of a raid1 volume enter the following command:

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sudo mdadm -D /dev/md0

Output of the above command:

To remove a bad volume:  (* select the bad disk number)

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sudo mdadm --remove /dev/md0 /dev/sda*

To add a new volume:

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sudo mdadm --add /dev/md0 /dev/sda*


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