I hope to turn this into a general easy to follow guide to setting up RAID-5 and LVM on a modern Linux system. However, for now it’s basically a collection of my notes as I experimented on my own systems. Please note that my own experimentation was based on the RAID and LVM implementations under Fedora Core 3 & 4, as wel as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, all of which are based on the 2.6 series of kernels. These instructions may or may not work with other versions or distros. I’m not an expert (yet) in either Software RAID or LVM so please use the comment section below for corrections and comments. Recent changes are highlighted in yellow.
- What is RAID and LVM
- Initial setup of a RAID-5 array
- Initial setup of LVM on top of RAID
- Handling a Drive Failure
- Common Glitches
- Other Useful Resources
- Expanding an Array/Filesytem