Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am a Ubuntu Server newbie and an amateur, more like a newbie, with Ubuntu Desktop. So FYI... Sorry for any potential redundancy, but most of the formation I have found is to setup RAID on a fresh install.

I set up Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on a 500 GB drive. I plan to utilize this drive for the to boot the Ubuntu file system, programs etc. I also have two 2 TB WD Red drives that I would like to use for the data. I have found this in order to mount and format a new drive. Although it is for 9.04 is it still relevant? Is EXT 4 a good idea if the client accessing the server is Windows?

If the core of the tutorial is still relevant, once that is done I need some guidance on setting up the two drive in a RAID 1 format.

Ultimately the server is going to be a simple file server with MySQL in order to run a database for a CAD program in Windows.

I am open to any tutorials or guidance that can be provided, thank you in advance.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Setting up RAID1 device is quite simple:

  • create partitions for RAID on 2TB HDDs
  • assemble md0 device
  • mount assembled /dev/md0 device

You can find step-by-step instructions here: How can I add a RAID 1 array in Ubuntu 10.04?.

share|improve this answer
    
Thoughts on EXT 3 or 4 with use with a windows client? –  LandArch Feb 21 '13 at 16:17
    
Ext4 is the successor for Ext3. So, If you have no good reason for using Ext3 - always use Ext4. –  nab Feb 21 '13 at 19:06
    
I followed the tutorial verbatim and everything seems to work, when reboot it will not mount the files folder and need to skip it to proceed. –  LandArch Feb 22 '13 at 1:51
    
Boot the system. Check RAID status cat /proc/mdstat. Try to mount /dev/md0. Check /etc/mdadm.conf –  nab Feb 22 '13 at 8:28
    
nab. Thank you so much. It mounted on boot. Even though I specified md0 during the process, the drive was actually assigned md127. –  LandArch Feb 22 '13 at 13:05
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.