Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mounting software raid devices on Linux

Just bought a solid state drive to replace two aging drives.  My two drives have appeared, for the last four years, as a single striped (Raid 1) drive to my system, via software raid.

After a fresh installation of UbuntuStudio 12.04 on the solid state drive, it's time to migrate data.  But how to mount the two old drives?

Turns out it was ridiculously easy.  I simply installed mdadm, rebooted, and there was my Raid 1 drive.

When did it get so easy?  I remember the good (bad?) old days when I'd be posting three pages of technical details to resolve such a problem.

Thanks to all of the open source contributers past and present for making our world a better place!