[lug] RAID 5 to RAID 1

Paul Nowosielski Paul at danamusic.com
Mon Jun 23 13:21:46 MDT 2003

I've never tared/untared a whole / directory what would be the best
method to do this with minimal problems?
I'll probably do this an identical server setup except running raid 1.


On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 17:07, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> 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
> RAID-5).

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