At 05:30 AM 5/24/2007, kalin mintchev wrote:

so nobody on this list knows anything about raid?
wrong list?

> hi all..
> i have a box in a remote hosting facility that claims that the machine has
> two discs raided in it but df and fstab show only one disc with a bunch of
> slices.
> under devices there is another name - ad6 - but it's not mounted anywhere.
> the one i see both in df and the fstab is ad4 with one big slice and
> different partitions....
> they insist there are 2 raided discs in tha machine. the os is 5.4 and i
> think at that point the raid drivers were still considered 'experimental'.
> it makes sense to me that if i don't see a second drive in the fstab there
> isn;t any mounting which means that there is no raid going on...
> is there any other way i can make sure if raid is actually on?
> would there will be any logs somewhere?
> the machine has been up for about 2 years and the dmesg is long gone...
> thanks.....

It is likely a hardware raid setup in the hardware BEFORE FreeBSD was installed. In this type of setup the RAID array just looks like a regular hard disk to the OS.


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