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Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

I'm wanting to set up a RAID 1 on my new Netware 6.5 SP8 server. I want mirrored hard drives, that way if one crashes, I've got the other one for redundancy. My master hard drive is in and the server is running perfectly. However, when I attach the secondary hard drive and attempt the RAID config in iManager, I get some error messages about storage pools. Does anyone have step-by-step instructions for creating a RAID 1 array in iManager?

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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

On 06.06.2013 05:56, sarcoxie wrote:
>
> I'm wanting to set up a RAID 1 on my new Netware 6.5 SP8 server. I want
> mirrored hard drives, that way if one crashes, I've got the other one
> for redundancy. My master hard drive is in and the server is running
> perfectly. However, when I attach the secondary hard drive and attempt
> the RAID config in iManager, I get some error messages about storage
> pools. Does anyone have step-by-step instructions for creating a RAID 1
> array in iManager?


Yes: Don't.

You're welcome. 😉

More seriously: Use NSSMU.

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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

mrosen;2266889 wrote:
On 06.06.2013 05:56, sarcoxie wrote:
>
> I'm wanting to set up a RAID 1 on my new Netware 6.5 SP8 server. I want
> mirrored hard drives, that way if one crashes, I've got the other one
> for redundancy. My master hard drive is in and the server is running
> perfectly. However, when I attach the secondary hard drive and attempt
> the RAID config in iManager, I get some error messages about storage
> pools. Does anyone have step-by-step instructions for creating a RAID 1
> array in iManager?


Yes: Don't.

You're welcome. 😉

More seriously: Use NSSMU.

CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Novell Knowledge Partner
No emails please!
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I'm curious. Why don't I want to use Novell RAID? What is NSSMU?
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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

Like Massimo says, use NSSMU and RAID-1 is called "mirroring" there

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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

He's not saying "don't use Novell RAID", he's saying "don't use iManager for that job". Load nssmu on the console.

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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

On 07.06.2013 02:56, ataubman wrote:
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> He's not saying "don't use Novell RAID", he's saying "don't use iManager
> for that job". Load nssmu on the console.


Correct, thanks for the clarification. On rereading my message, I was
unclear.

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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

ataubman;2267116 wrote:
He's not saying "don't use Novell RAID", he's saying "don't use iManager for that job". Load nssmu on the console.


Okay...that makes more sense. Is there a step-by-step tutorial for configuring nssmu? I would like to be able to install a second hard drive and just mirror it off the first drive for my first line of backup.
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Re: Software RAID in NW6.5 SP8

Did you try loading it? It's pretty self-explanatory.
https://www.novell.com/documentation/oes/nss_enu/?page=/documentation/oes/nss_enu/data/boswzl1.html

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