Stephen Harris wrote: > 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! Or you could just boot from a LiveCD of a distro that was this and run a conversion there, it would make it unavailable during the conversion though. If the array was part of a LVM VG, you could create another 4 drive array and add it to the VG and extend the LVs that way, or do a pvmove and move everything from the old array to the new. -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.