Ubuntu Servers :: Changing RAID Level On An Existing Server

Mar 9, 2011

We have been using Ubuntu Server at our department since several months now. It hosts a website, e-mail and nfs(only intra).

It was set-up as RAID 0 with two 1TB Hard drives but I want to change it to RAID 1 for fault tolerance. Is it possible to change existing RAID level? If yes can someone point me to the proper place?

I tried "mdadm" documentation and level set option is available but no explanation available that whether it is only while creating the array or it can change the level too.

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May 28, 2010

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Knowing that I do rsync backups every night at midnight of my machine I just bit the bullet and formatted my / partition. Reinstall went fine, I turned off automatic updates (I suspect an update caused the problem) But now I cannot mount my jmicron raid 1, which is where my rsync backup is (doh!).

sudo fdisk -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdd'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders


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mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb2

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# mdadm.conf
# Please refer to mdadm.conf(5) for information about this file.


if I was to lose the boot disk and need to remount the RAID array on a fresh installation, what steps do I need to go through. My assumption is that the superblocks on the RAID disks will be used and I don't need to keep any additional information - is this right?

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I can immediately wipe out one of the two drives I currently have with the second requiring some time to offload data from if it is not possible to proceed with Raid unless I have this second disk free. So my situation is this. Is it possible to do something right now with two disks and then convert to Raid level 5 later once I have a third disk without starting from scratch?

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/dev/hda2 9912105 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdb1 9873328+ 8e Linux LVM

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Apr 20, 2011

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So here's the question. Can I just plug my drives to the new board and restart the RAID like nothing happened? I don't have space to backup all my data if I have to recreate the RAID from scratch. Intel and AMD should be binary compatible (I mean the RPM's work) so I should be able to invoke mdadm to assemble the RAID after I install Linux on the new server. Right?

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mdadm: /dev/sdc1 not large enough to join array

Is there any way I can resize the existing devices down to 931.50 Gb so that I can add in the new drive without having to restore the array?

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Now the array is (logically) no longer able to start:

mdadm: Not enough devices to start the array.Degraded and can't create RAID ,auto stop RAID [md1]

I was able to examine the disks though:

root@ mdadm --examine /dev/sdb2
Magic : a92b4efc
Version : 00.90.00

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