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    Software Raid On remote Server

    I have a remote server so the only access I have is through SSH, the datacenter where the server is located(leaseweb) say they cannot setup software raid configurations but also say it is possible to do myself.

    Four disks are attached to the server with only one partitioned, now how can I setup a software raid configuration with these disks, am I correct in thinking this can only be done with the use of a kickstart script?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You should be able to configure the raid with the mdadm command. I would suggest that you unpartition all the drives you want in the array using fdisk. Then, create the array, after which time you can parition the array and place whatever file system(s) on it that you want. Myself, I usually use the disk utility GUI to do all this. It makes it a lot easier than dealing with all the futzy command options.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    There was only one disk that was partitioned with the OS loaded, the other three disks were connected to the server but not mounted.

    I just left the one disk as it was with the OS loaded and used mdadm to setup raid 0 on the other three disks.

    I suppose there is nothing I can really do with the one disk that has the OS loaded, unless I setup raid on a clean install through VNC or a kickstart script.

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