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Re: software raid questions



On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 17:15:49 -0500,
  Jeffrey Ross <jeff bubble org> wrote:
> Can I take a running raid 1 (Mirror) logically fail a drive and remove it
> from the array and then reload the system using only the drive that was
> logically failed from the system?
> 
> Basically the goal is to be able to apply patches/changes etc and be able
> to test them and still have an easy way to roll back to the previous
> system state, and then rebuild the array of which ever drive I consider to
> be stable.

Yes it is possible to do that.
Switching back is going to be a bit tricky though unless you have some
environment where you can have the whole array offline.
I wouldn't suggest doing this just to test a few patches.


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