software raid on freebsd5
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Tue Apr 29 21:26:23 PDT 2003
On Tuesday, 29 April 2003 at 18:44:51 +0200, Axel S. Gruner wrote:
> I want to use software raid 5 on my freebsd 5 box. So, i am running
> freebsd 5 for a while, and have a lot of ports installed, and i dont
> want to erase all the stuff, is there a way to setup vinum or
> raidctl on that box?
You can't change an existing linear partition to RAID-5 and keep the
> i have 3 harddrives installed, 2 of them are totally clean, 1 is
> running FreeBSD. And, is it possible in the future, to put on or
> two more devices to that raid?
With a lot of trickery, you could do that, but you'd be better off
borrowing a fourth disk to copy the data to, and then move the
contents of one of them back to the first disk after you've copied the
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