Join Chaim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Software RAID, part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Essential Training.
- [Narrator] Let's talk about RAID. We're going to look at software RAID here. I'm assuming at this point you are familiar with RAID and the various different types of RAIDs. For more information on RAIDs, you can check out some other videos in our library, there's one at the URL below. What I'm gonna do now is create some RAID partitions. I'm in YaST, and I'm going to start up the partitioner, and this, basically, is telling you that, hey, you're making changes that you might not be able to undo.
We've got all kinds of partitions here and drives. Let's take a look at what we've got for hard drives. I've got one drive here, that is 40 gigs, and I've divided it up into four partitions and marked them as RAID partitions. Now, in the real world, creating all the partitions on one disk defeats the purpose of having a RAID, but for demonstration purposes, this will serve just fine. I also have two other drives which have single partitions of different types, for example, this one is a Linux Logical Volume Management partition, and this other drive here is a Linux native, and I'm gonna show you that they'll be changed to RAID by the tool.
So let's go ahead and select RAID in our tree, and then click the button to add a RAID. Let's create a RAID 10, and I'm going to add four partitions that have been marked as RAID partitions. So these would be separate drives in the real world, not separate partitions. Let's click on next. We've got choices here, we're gonna go with the defaults. And we're gonna make this a data partition.
So by default, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is going to use XFS, and I am not gonna mount this particular partition. So that is now queued up, and what I'm going to do next is make another RAID, this time it's gonna be RAID 1, and I'm gonna show you how I can use different types, because the tool will change them to RAID for you. So let's go ahead and say next, keep the defaults, I'm also gonna make this a data partition, but this time I'm going to mount it, and I'm going to create a new mount point, and I'm going to click finish.
So here we have both of the RAIDS, and if I click on next, it's gonna tell me what it's going to do, which should be what I have chosen, and I click on finish, and it will go ahead and it will create those software RAIDS. That's how you do it in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.
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