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proliant server with 2 raid arrays?


proliant server with 2 raid arrays?
« on: March 02, 2005, 02:29:16 PM »
G'day everyone

I have just been given a proliant 7000 server which has two Dual channel SMART-2DH Array Controllers. I have installed esmith onto the first card which is setup as a RAID 5 40Gig array. However, i would like to make use of the other raid array which is 100Gig RAID 5 array. How do I go about formating this setup and mounting it.

Here is a peek of my fstab
LABEL=/       /           ext3 usrquota,grpquota  1 1
LABEL=/boot   /boot       ext3    defaults        1 2
none          /dev/pts    devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
/dev/cdrom    /mnt/cdrom  iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0      /mnt/floppy auto    noauto,owner    0 0
none          /proc       proc    defaults        0 0
none          /dev/shm    tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/ida/c0d0p2  swap     swap    defaults        0 0

I would love to create an ibay on the secind raid 5 array so I could backup our files there. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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proliant server with 2 raid arrays?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2005, 04:57:08 AM »
Please at least try to use search before asking a question.  I've done it for you this time:


In your case the disks array is likely to be /dev/sda & /dev/sdb or similar.


proliant server with 2 raid arrays?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2005, 11:26:29 PM »
thats great nickr but I had already read that!

I am not sure that my esmith even recognises the second raid card, and i think you will find that being a raid it would be something like /dev/rd/

How can I see if the pc is even detected the second raid card?


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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2005, 01:04:54 AM »
hi thecat,
check the POST on the computer when it first starts
you should see a banner that comes up for each raid card and the devices it finds
there is also usually a way to enter the BIOS setup for the SCSI card to (I.E. ctrl+s)
in the setup proggy you can setup the RAID array, initialize it, etc.

if you don't see it in the banner for the SCSI card, then SME won't see it either

other than that I am not sure,
check tldp.org (the linux documentation project) and see if you can find more info there about RAID in linux