Bootstrapping Raid 5 w/GEOM
freebsd at meijome.net
Thu Jul 21 11:51:32 GMT 2005
Daniel Marsh wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 15:11:18 +0800, Norberto Meijome
> <freebsd at meijome.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a box with 4 x 120 GB EIDE drives which I want to convert to
>> FreeBSD 5.4 ( it's an old SNAP 4500 from Snap Appliance, now owned by
>> Adaptec, running a custom build of Linux)
>> I want to setup software Raid 5 , and I want it to affect ALL
>> partitions, including / (so if any one of the drives fails, it will
>> still boot up properly). I am planning on using GEOM, but open to
> See gmirror and geom.
Thanks for the links , but i'm not too sure what steps I ought to follow.
I basically want to have the RAID 5 across ad0, ad1, ad2, ad3 , and the
partitions on top of that. and then build my system on top of that (as
if it were a hardare RAID controller, and I'd be installing on top of
amr0s1, for example). I think this should be doable, right?
So, should I
1) Boot up with Disc 1, install minimal config, reboot
2) setup GEOM RAID 5 on all the discs ?
3) edit fstab to point to /dev/[what??]/[what else] instead of
boot up with CD 1, run GEOM, build the raid 5 from here before
installing anything, then install on top?
thanks for your all help :)
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