[wellylug] Hardware raid and Debian
wellylug at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz
Wed Feb 9 08:15:26 NZDT 2005
In message <42083DA0.3070604 at mowgli.net.nz>, Rob Stockley writes:
>Yep that's the card I have all right. I've installed smartsuite and am
>going to take the time to do a proper badblocks scan as Ewen suggested.
>I'm also reading up on software raid using the /dev/md0 device. I didn't
>realise you could control the raid card using raidtools.
You can control it with the tools in the "raidutils" package (in Debian
Testing and above; I don't seem to have backported it, but I suspect it
would backport easily). Also available from the Adaptec/DPT website.
Yes it is very confusing having two packages named almost the same
thing, and especially so confusing having a quite generic name on
The Linux Software RAID and the Adaptec Hardware RAID have very little
to do with each other, other than (obviously) being implementations of
the RAID concept.
PS: I was suggesting running SMART tests and badblocks tests _after_
you'd pulled the disk and replaced it and rebuilt the RAID array.
In another machine. As a way of figuring out if the disk was
suitable for a warrenty claim. (If SMART reports that the disk has
failed/is failing, it's usually fairly easy to get it replaced under
warrenty; if it doesn't, it's much harder to get a replacement.)
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