[CentOS] Re: software raid

Tue Apr 3 10:43:56 UTC 2007
Jeff Lasman <blists at nobaloney.net>

On Sunday 01 April 2007 11:37 am, Les Mikesell wrote:

> The question is whether the kernel will notice the new drive when you
> add it.  It might be possible to swap in an exact match and get away
> with the setup detected at boot time but that doesn't sound very
> healthy.  Can you hotswap a new SATA drive that wasn't present at
> boot time and have the kernel notice the new drive device and its
> partitions.

Thinking more about this ...

I most likely wouldn't have a drive "ready" as all our servers don't 
have the same configuration.

> If the partitions are recognized, mdadm will be able to 
> add them.

Could I create partitions on a new drive (fdisk) and then do either a 
mount or remount?  And then start rebuilding the RAID?

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