tshadwick at goinet.com
Fri Jun 10 22:56:16 GMT 2005
You expect too much of my RAID controller. :) Ghost won't do it because:
1. There is only room for 3 drives in the system. RAID5 requires 3
2. Ghost deals in partitions. FreeBSD (usually) has one partition with
3. Doubt it has drivers for my RAID array. :)
On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Tony Shadwick wrote:
>> I have a system that we are running in production that there was an
>> oversight on, and it has a single hard drive installed (32GB SCSI I
>> believe), rather than a 3 drive raid5 array. We would like to correct
>> this, but we have all sorts of up-to-date packages and config files that
>> we've tweaked that we would hate to just start over on it.
>> There's a tool for OSX called "Carbon Copy Cloner" that would take care of
>> this for me, which is basically a series of copy commands that takes the
>> filesystem from one drive to another, preserving EVERYTHING important, and
>> then bless the boot volume.
> If you want two more identical drives then use dump, not tar, but you'd have
> to have them sliced/partitioned up the same beforehand and it wouldn't do
> Silly question, but won't your RAID controller do it for you? Or is that
> expecting too much?
> Or what about using Ghost? No experience of *doing* it myself, but someone I
> work with did it very successfully just a couple days ago to get a copy of an
> unbootable <hawk, spit> Linux SCSI disk onto an IDE. That would make the
> disks identical.
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