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    Question Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    Hi All,

    I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server on my HP Microserver. I installed it onto an SSD and now have 4 1TB HDD which I want to configure as RAID5.

    How do I go about doing this, can I do this from the console or remotely using telnet or is there a GUI tool available?

    Any help would be great, most guides I have found are to do it at OS install time (ie OS installed on RAID) or for older versions.

    Thanks !

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    yes. you are able to make it done completely by the console
    this is good tutorial using mdadm to setup the raid.
    check out page 32
    http://download.intel.com/support/ch...rste_linux.pdf

    check out your motherboard whether it has the controller. if yes you can have a better performance by using intel driver imsm.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    Quote Originally Posted by frobear View Post
    Hi All,

    I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server on my HP Microserver. I installed it onto an SSD and now have 4 1TB HDD which I want to configure as RAID5.

    How do I go about doing this, can I do this from the console or remotely using telnet or is there a GUI tool available?

    Any help would be great, most guides I have found are to do it at OS install time (ie OS installed on RAID) or for older versions.

    Thanks !
    yes. you are able to make it done completely by the console
    this is good tutorial using mdadm to setup the raid.
    check out page 32
    http://download.intel.com/support/ch...rste_linux.pdf

    check out your motherboard whether it has the controller. if yes you can have a better performance by using intel driver imsm.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    Check out rubylaser's blog, it has some great info on RAID using mdadm.

    http://zackreed.me/articles/38-softw...ian-with-mdadm

    http://zackreed.me/articles?tag_id=22
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    Quote Originally Posted by frobear View Post
    telnet
    Telnet is not secure. Use SSH.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

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    Cheers!!
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    I would definitely use mdadm in this case as opposed to the Fakeraid in the HP Microserver. mdadm is not dependent on hardware, is very portable, and easy to setup. Another option, if it's just for home media storage and you don't need the faster performance associated with realtime RAID, SnapRAID is another viable solution.

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Server + RAID5

    Thanks everyone for there responses.

    I used the mdadm tutorial posted by Cheesemill, cheers for that, worked a treat, slowly coming together

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