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Svein Wisnaes

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Setting up software RAID 1/mirroring on Ubuntu server
« on: July 01, 2008, 04:11:05 am »
The first thing I want from a server is for it to keep my data safe. Without this the server is not more trustworthy than a normal PC - maybe even less since it is going to be on all the time and used by several people at the same time...

So at least I want RAID 1 on it. As it turns out Ubuntu can do this in software, so I am going to try to set this up. Would be really nice if the eBox image came with this feature already set up and made it a little easier for all of us.

Actually, I am not trying to set up my bootdrive as RAID1, I want to additional drives to run as RAID1 and use these drives as my data drives. I guess they should be used for /usr? It is where I want all user generated data to live.

I found an article on http://advosys.ca/viewpoints/2007/04/setting-up-software-raid-in-ubuntu-server/ that talks about setting up RAID1 as boot on a new install. They also link to the HOWTO.

Has anyone tried this and can tell a little bit about it?

It seems to be fairly straightforward to set up a RAID1 system. But what do I do to eventually set this as my datadrive?
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