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#1 DeimosChaos

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:41 PM

I have a Dell that will eventually become my server (Running Ubuntu 14.04)... if I can ever find time to get around to it (I had a server not to long ago, but it decided to die on me).

 

I bought two 1TB drives for it and am going to be experimenting with the RAID solution that Ubuntu Server has.

 

Has anyone here ever tried this software RAID out? I am curious to know how well or not so well it works.


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

 

Has anyone here ever tried this software RAID out?

 

Nope ...but I am going to be watching your journeys with interest - I would like to get into Server stuff next year.

 

Good luck.

 

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:48 PM

 
I would like to get into Server stuff next year.
 
Good luck.
 
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So in a couple days then? Lol

The server editions of Linux aren't much different. There are plenty of tutorials on how to set up the various server type applications as well (ssh, samba, etc).

I'll be sure to update this thread with my findings of the software RAID. Maybe I'll get to installing it this weekend... here is to wishful thinking.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:18 PM

 

So in a couple days then? Lol

 

VERY lol.

 

 

Maybe I'll get to installing it this weekend... here is to wishful thinking.

 

A man's gotta dream.

 

Later

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

Well it's been awhile but I finally got my two WD 1TB drives installed in my server. So I also got Ubuntu set up with the software raid that comes loaded on 14.04 DVD. It is really easy to set up and as far as I can tell works quite well.

I used these instructions -https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/advanced-installation.html

It was really simple setting up the two drives in a raid 1 setup. All you have to do is set up the drives in identical partition schemes and then match each partition on the drives.

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:42 PM

I will DEFINITELY be picking your brains a little later in the year.

 

Glad you succeeded in your mission. :clapping:

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 headless server in my house for backups with 2 1TB drives in RAID 1 with mdadm. I have LVM partitioning on top of that and it has worked well for me so far. I only use it for storage and not booting, however.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:49 PM

I will DEFINITELY be picking your brains a little later in the year.
 
Glad you succeeded in your mission. :clapping:
 
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I will help where I can!

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 headless server in my house for backups with 2 1TB drives in RAID 1 with mdadm. I have LVM partitioning on top of that and it has worked well for me so far. I only use it for storage and not booting, however.


Nice! Setting up the raid was deceptively easy. I honestly did not think it would be that easy. Min is mostly for storage as well. I set up a samba server on it and just remote in when I need to. Good for backups and the like.

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