Clone HD from broken FakeRAID
On 05/27/2010 11:01 PM, Thomas Kaiser wrote:
> I would like to clone the 2 HD's (80GB each) from a Box which just died.
> The 2 HD's were connected in a RAID-1 configuration with a "Promise
> FastTrak 578" onboard (MB) controller. As RAID-1 is mirroring, I just
> took one HD and copied the whole HD with dd to a new one in the new PC.
> But I could not boot....
> After some research on Google, I found out that this kind of RAID array
> can only work with the "FakeRAID" HW controller. Googeling some hours
> more, I found the dmraid software, which should be able to access the
> RAID array. After some more research, I did not find out if it is needed
> to connect the 2 HD's the same way (Same RAID controller or what ever...).
> I would like to "dd" the 2 HD's onto the 500GB disk I have and do dmraid
> its work on this copies of the 2 HD's (loop mount? or can dmraid work on
> disk images?,).
> I access this 2 HD's with a IDE-USB adapter connected to my Ubuntu
> Machine (10.04).
> Anybody out there who had the same problem and can guide me?
Just for the archives....
After I connected both HD's with IDE-USB adapters, dmraid was able to
initialize the 2 HD's as RAID-1. After that, I could mount the
partitions on the RAID. I "dd"'ed the system partition (and MBR) to a
new HD and could boot the new HD :-)
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