File Server and Raid

Clive Menzies clive at
Mon Nov 13 23:01:18 UTC 2006

On (13/11/06 21:31), Richard Brown wrote:
> I have a system that I want to turn into a file server. It has two 250
> gig hard drives. What I would like to do is to set-up one 250 gig with
> boot 50 mb, swap 1 gb, root 10 gb and the rest for data. I would then
> like to raid this to the second hard drive with raid 1 (mirror).
> I know how to set-up the file server and hopefully will be able to get
> the files loaded and set-up samba etc.... my confusion is when do you
> set-up raid and how?
> Any ideas or web sites that might help please?

I put up a page of notes with some links I found useful:


You can set up to boot from a raid configuration which is covered in one
or two of the links - it's a bit tricky;  I used a pata disk for the
system partitions and put all the data on RAID1 across 2 sata disks.



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