[CentOS] Growing RAID5 on CentOS 4.6

Fri Aug 22 18:56:15 UTC 2008
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 02:50:29PM -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> It would probably be faster to backup, rebuild and restore too...

The whole reason I need to extend like this is because I don't have any
easy way of backing up 1.3Tbytes of data.

While the rebuild is happening the existing volume is still available.

> 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.

Well... there's the potential for me to build a kernel with the latest
vanilla sources, temporarily boot into that, extend the array and then
boot back to a supported kernel afterwards...  Maybe!