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Re: [K12OSN] RAID let me down...

Shawn Powers wrote:
On Feb 13, 2007, at 5:17 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
It has been a while since I've mentioned backuppc as a good thing here...

I have backuppc, AND several backups (MAN that program was worth the hassle to figure out!)

I ended up doing a bare-metal restore on a separate computer, with another raid controller (a bit nicer, with fancy lights on the front telling when the drives fail), AND I sacrificed some space for a hot spare. :) Still doing RAID 5 because I couldn't afford that much drive space (literally, at $700 a drive!!!)

Still restoring as we speak...

If you are literally dumping the whole system backup onto a machine with a different controller it can be tricky to make it boot. Don't panic - you can boot your install CD in rescue mode and fix it but it may involve building a new initrd image with the right driver. If the new controller works with the old driver, all you need is to get grub installed on the new system.

  Les Mikesell
   les futuresource com

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