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    need to install a server, configure samba and raid 1


    <silent-> my company gave me a small project do in linux , i need you to give me some advice.
    <silent-> basically its will be a file server and something like 5 users will need to access a shared folder
    <silent-> 1- first i will need to install an os, i guess i will install centos
    <silent-> 2- i will need to share a folder i guess with samba give it full control, then the user from windows machines can accept the shar through a mapped drive , example t:
    <silent-> 3- i will need to configure raid 1
    <silent-> 4- i wanted to know what are my recovery options, how do i do do backup, if something happend can i recover my system to another day ? is there a tool i can install that create an image and then when i want i can restore back the image.
    <silent-> for step 2, and 3 i think i need a how to toturial step by step cause i never done that.

    thanks a lot

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    Sounds like you have no idea what RAID1 does or how it works.
    Have you Google any of this yet?

    Here you can find information on RAID1
    Here you can find information on SAMBA
    Here you can find information on CENTOS

    Remember Google is your friend.

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    i did everything..


    right now what i need to know is...

    i have 2 discs set with software raid1 ....

    i want to clone my first disc to a third disc then put it offisite..so that if my os get corrupted i can plug my third disc and i can boot with a working os...

    i heard of clonezilla...

    can someone tell me step by step how to do it..

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent2k8 View Post

    i heard of clonezilla...

    can someone tell me step by step how to do it..
    You can find step-by-step documentation for using Clonezilla here:

    Clonezilla live doc
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    MY 2 raid1 Disks are 1 Terra. The third disk is 500 gb.

    When i did cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , i got cp writing /dev/sdb : no space left on device.

    I dont get this i just installed centos gui server, and nothing on it.
    Now i tried to a disc to disc clone through clonezilla it said not enough space.
    I am doing now a an image backup to a third disc and now the status is 450gb and its growing... i cancelled it

    I really dont get this..what is taking the space..whats going on here..

    i shut down the third disc...plugged in again the the raid1 second disc..

    [root@localhost ~]# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/md1 895G 2.4G 847G 1% /
    /dev/md0 190M 18M 163M 10% /boot
    tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm

    as u can see i used 2.4 gigs, so why when i try to do an image or disk to disk clone to a 500 gigs it says no space..
    or if i do to a bakcup to image it was getting 430 gigs so i canceled it.

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    Again I don't think you understand how a RAID1 works. Did you look at the links I gave you above?

    As for your backup disk, have your created a partition and has it been formated?

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