[lug] RAID 5 to RAID 1

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Mon Jun 23 15:07:58 MDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 02:58:32PM -0400, Paul Nowosielski wrote:
>I have a server running RAID level 5. 
>I need the 3rd hard drive...
>Is there a way to keep all the data and switch it to RAID level 1 ??

Fairly unlikely, as you'll be cutting your overall storage availability
down to 50% of what it is now.

You'll need to tar the data off and then re-load it, possibly to a
RAID-0 array (a 2-drive RAID-0 array has the same capacity as a 3-drive

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