Question about switching to RAID 10.....

Right now I have a OpenSuSE 11.1 server running on a single hard drive. I want to install the HighPoint RocketRAID 1740 card and utilize RAID 10.

I wanted to know if the following process would work ok:

  1. Image the current hard drive using clonezilla and remove the drive.

  2. Install the RAID card with 4 hard drives of the same make and model as the current drive

  3. Create the logical volume

  4. Restore the image to that volume

Since I am restoring the image to a RAID volume, is that completely transparent to the OS?

Or do I need to do a clean install on that volume and reconfigure everything?

abacabb wrote:

>
> Right now I have a OpenSuSE 11.1 server running on a single hard
> drive. I want to install the HighPoint RocketRAID 1740 card and
> utilize RAID 10.
>
> I wanted to know if the following process would work ok:
>
> 1. Image the current hard drive using clonezilla and remove the drive…
>
> 2. Install the RAID card with 4 hard drives of the same make and model
> as the current drive
>
> 3. Create the logical volume
>
> 4. Restore the image to that volume

I don’t know clonezilla, but otherwise it sounds good. You’ll have to
change the mountpoint(s) though and make you get the right drivers
loaded.

> Since I am restoring the image to a RAID volume, is that completely
> transparent to the OS?

Provided the OS knows how to work with your RAID adapter.


Per Jessen, Zürich (13.9°C)
http://en.opensuse.org/User:pjessen

Why would the mountpoints have to change? And where is it done?

sorry…n00b here.

abacabb wrote:

>
> Why would the mountpoints have to change? And where is it done?
>
> sorry…n00b here.

My mistake, I didn’t mean the mount points, but what gets mounted. In
your single drive situation, you probably have /dev/sdax mounted here
and there. Depending on how your RocketRAID-thingiemajig works, your
device(s) will be different.


Per Jessen, Zürich (13.6°C)
http://en.opensuse.org/User:pjessen

****. Based off that, its starting to sound like a reload will be necessary when I decide to go RAID.