John R Pierce wrote: > Stephen Harris wrote: > > A RAID-5 set can be expanded by adding extra drives. This > > requires "restriping" the array which means (almost) every > > block must be written to a different place. > > > > This option allows such restriping to be done while the array > > is online. > > > > thats also a very risky operation as its extremely difficult to make it > restartable in case of a mishap during hte many-hours-long restriping > operation. I wouldn't undertake this on any production system without > a full backup first. It would probably be faster to backup, rebuild and restore too... Besides saying it is available in the latest kernels is like saying it's available in another OS... That's nice, but does nobody here any good. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.