[CentOS] Recover RAID

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 05:39:29 UTC 2010

Jeff Sadino wrote:
> Backups?  I wish :)  I will now.
> But looking closer, that md1 is not my OS partition, just a data 
> partition.  If I take that md1 entry out of the raidtab file and restart 
> the computer, I would think that it would start up just fine, minus the 
> data partition (and for the moment neglecting any vital programs that 
> might be installed on that partition).  My question is when I start the 
> computer back up, in order to start up without that partition there any 
> more, will the OS write any new files or anything that will not be 
> reversible?

You'll need to take the mount point out of /etc/fstab to come up without it.  I 
don't think it even matters that the raid assembly fails but not being able to 
mount everything in fstab is fatal.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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