Moving a server over to a RAID

Preston Hagar prestonh at
Thu Aug 19 19:03:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Mike A. Leonetti
<mikealeonetti at> wrote:
>  I have a server now that has one drive and is not set up on a RAID
> using Ubuntu 8.04.
> What I was going to do was boot with a Linux recovery disc, create a
> RAID1 manually with mdadm on two new drives, and then copy all of the
> data onto that then redo the boot partition.
> My question is, when I reboot, will Ubuntu automatically detect the RAID
> for me or are there modules I have to install ahead of time to make sure
> the RAID gets detected? Also, would anybody else handle the situation
> differently :D.
> --
> Mike A. Leonetti
> As warm as green tea

Check out this guide:

It is for Ubuntu 8.04.  I have followed it many times with much success.


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