Changing Raid Type w/o Reinstalling

Eric Wood eric at interplas.com
Tue Dec 31 08:35:00 CST 2002


I think that physically impossible.  Data bits are stripped across your 3+
drives.  No one drive in you system has the "whole" picture.   You must
reinstall.

-eric wood

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian E. Seppanen" <seppy at chartermi.net>
To: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:56 AM
Subject: Changing Raid Type w/o Reinstalling


> Hi Folks:
>
> Is it possible to change from Raid5 to Raid0 without necessarily
> reinstalling the OS.  I have a 1650PE running RH7.3.     Can it be done
> via FastCLI?   The server was reassigned as a proxy and raid5 is overkill,
> I'd like to take my / and /usr partitions and reassign them as raid 0
> instead of raid 5.
>
> Thanks,
> Brian Seppanen
> seppy at chartermi.net
> 906-228-4226 ext 23
>
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