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The raid configuration is stored on the raid devices themselves. You could take your RAID drives out of that computer and put them into any computer and mdadm would be able to start the RAID off them. Problems start when the metadata on the drives themselves is damaged. You could include your SSD in the RAID 1, using 128G on the HDDs and write-mostly. You'd ...


I am not familiar with Slackware, but if your initramfs does not detect the raid properly, you can try to make it work with the kernel's raid auto detection. To do that, set the partition type to 0xFD. I am not sure about the number, use the l command in fdisk or gdisk to find the "raid autodetect" partition type.


You first need to deactivate the physical volume: # pvchange -a n /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s2 After that, # vgcfgrestore -n /dev/vg00 /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s2 # pvchange -a y /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s2 Don't do the pvcreate on the whole disk, that will screw up the disk layout.

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