You're right, I do want to mirror the drive, but I was thinking if I
could get the data on the 2 segates copied to the big IBM, then mirror
the IBM, it would be easier. I tried using the IBM to mirror the 2
segates, and it didn't work (or I didn't do it right). I guess I
thought there would be some simple easy way to copy the data to the IBM
and boot from that drive...
> Sounds like you want to mirror the root disk.
> Nothing wrong with that, unless you want one of your
> submirrors be a concatenation of two physical disks.
> Be careful here. To the best of my knowledge, both
> Disksuit and VxVM require that the submirror/filesystem
> that you are booting from, is a on a single contignuous
> piece of disk. Theoretically, (I am just guessing, never
> tried it) the second submirror can be anything you like,
> including stripe or concatenation of two disks.
> You won't be able to boot from it, but at least it will keep
> the system up if the "bootable" submirror gets corrupted.
> You probably can replace the corrupted submirror on the fly,
> resync it and thus get full redundancy back.
> Good luck. Please post a summary if it works.
> IMHO an easier solution would be to have / and the rest
> on 2 separate partitions of large disk, and mirror these
> two partitions to 2 separate small disks.
> > Hi all - still having problems with my system here.
> > I think what I'd like to do is this - I have my filesystem on
> > 2 hard drives (both Seagates) and I'd like to copy the data
> > on those hard drives to on big IBM Hard drive. What is the
> > best way to go about this? My thoughts on the order:
> > 1- copy data from 2 Seagates to 1 IBM
> > 2- boot from IBM, verify that system is unchanged and working
> > 3- format the 2 seagates and prepare them to be mirrors of the IBM.
> > Can this be done? Please advise.
> > Thanks,
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