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Archive of posts tagged RAID

ZFS SAN: Growing pains

As I mentioned previously, I’m outgrowing my existing OpenFiler SAN which I’ve been using for several years now.  It has a capacity of ~3.5TB and is used as an iSCSI target for my VMware Lab, as well as general file storage.  It has been plagued with consistency problems as growing pains, requiring major “fork lift” […]

Convert Linux Software RAID1 to RAID5

Update 2012/03/26: There has been some interesting discussion in the comments below regarding whether this process would work with newer version of the linux MD metadata.  Please read and be careful! So I came across an interesting dilemma today;  I needed to expand a Linux Software-RAID volume for a client.  Now conventional wisdom will tell […]