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How to break a Stripe Set w/ Parity

By shawnm ·
If you have a stripe set with parity, how can you break the stripe set?

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by nickp In reply to How to break a Stripe Set ...

Errrr....you don't. I'd have thought your best option was to backup the data to tape or other media, delete the stripe set, and restore it onto whatever new partitions you create.
Problem is that you can't distinguish files as existing on a specific drive with a stripe set - which is kind of the point.

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by joeh In reply to How to break a Stripe Set ...

The answer is you don't really break the stripset. You make a back-up of the data (most improtant step). Then you reformat the drives. You can then restore the data. The oither option if you are testing and playing is to unplug one or more of the drives.Then it is broken. If you disconnect more than one drive you will have to rebuild the stripset and restore from a back up anyway. Hope this helps.

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Joe

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by mferrel In reply to How to break a Stripe Set ...

If this is purely a data drive it is relatively simple. Move (copy) the files to anywhere (I like dropping them onto a drive on a pc. It's fast easy to check and easy to put back. By the way I also do a tape backup first - redundancy you know.)
Afterthat it is as simple as killing the partition, then adding another drive, replacing a bad drive,-or whatever your reason is for getting rid of the stripe in the first place, and then repartitioning, formatting and recreating volumes, stripes, stripes with parity etc. Then put your data back on. Remember what your stripes drives name and letter were. Regurgitating this back on makes it easier for users to look in the same area.

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