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Date:      Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:18:15 -0600
From:      Chris Jones <>
To:        Thomas Coppens <>
Subject:   Re: Replacing Failed Drive... with gvinum... again
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In-Reply-To: <000001c66318$82b3bc60$0f02a8c0@chimay>
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On 18-Apr-06, at 12:47 PM, Thomas Coppens wrote:
> More users are interested in this issue. Could someone give some  
> directions
> on how to replace a failed drive with gvinum (RAID 1 and 5)?

Hi, Thomas --- I think something along the following lines should work:

   0.  Install new disk, ensuring it has the same device name as the  
old one.

   1.  Partition / slice new disk in the same way as the old one, or  
to taste.

   2.  'gvinum saveconfig' should write the gvinum configuration to  
the new disk.

   3.  'gvinum start' or 'gvinum rebuildparity' as needed to rebuild  
the disk.

With that said, I haven't tried this, and I don't have any equipment  
immediately at hand with which to test this, but it seems plausible.



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