I'm currently renting a dedicated server which I thought was configured as it was giving me the full 3TB hard drive space I requested. While wiping the server and starting new due to an issue I realized that there four (4) identical Segate SATA 3TB hard drives in the server, which 3 are not formatted and not able to configure in my host's server control panel (Leaseweb).
So what I would like to do is configure the server to use a software RAID 10 with the four drives. The problem is that unlike installing Ubuntu in a normal system the server control panel performs the install without asking any questions other than what OS to select and how to partition (only the first drive is shown). I already have the system up and running on the first drive while the other three are unformatted.
This is the current partition table on the first drive
Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 3001GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 2097kB 1049kB bios_grub 2 2097kB 502MB 500MB ext2 boot 3 502MB 4598MB 4096MB linux-swap(v1) 4 4598MB 6646MB 2048MB ext4 5 6646MB 3001GB 2994GB ext4 /dev/sda4 = /tmp & /dev/sda5 = / (root).
So how can I use all four of these drives in a RAID 10?