I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on a new SSD (
/dev/sda). Now I would like to add two 1TB drives (
/dev/sdb /dev/sdc) in RAID 1 but I'm pretty clueless on how to do it.
This is what I came up with (but didn't work):
First created partitions on the new drives:
sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
created primary partition and write table to disk
sudo mdadm --create --level=1 --name=raidarray --raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb /dev/sdc
However this outputs:
mdadm: device /dev/sdb exists but is not an md array.
Can somebody point me in the right direction on how to do this?
One bonus question: Would it be possible to reserve a part (same size of SSD) of one HDD and create a RAID 1 with the SSD and part of the HDD. And if so, how and can I keep my installation?