[CentOS] CentOS 6.2 software raid 10 with LVM - Need help with degraded drive and only one MBR

Jonathan Vomacka juvix88 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 08:42:09 EST 2012



On 3/4/2012 8:01 PM, Luke S. Crawford wrote:
>> Right.  I was referring to RAID 1.  For a RAID 10, you would have to
>> find the proper drive to boot from.  This is why I tend to limit myself
>> to RAID 1 in software.  If I need something more complex than that, I
>> get a hardware card so the OS just sees it as a single drive and you
>> don't have to worry about grub.
>
> When I want to boot off of a raid 10, I first partition the drives
> and make a small (like a gigabyte) partition 1, and put the rest of
> the space on partition 2.  I do this on all drives, then I create
> a raid 1 of sd[abcd]1 for /, and a raid10 of sd[abcd]2 for everything
> else.   I've got this config on several tens of servers and it seems
> to work okay.
>
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Thanks Luke. Lucky to find you here. I am still waiting on the monthly 
VPS packages you know!


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