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Author: tito
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] New build + extras
On Mon, 30 May 2022 17:03:56 -0500
o1bigtenor via Dng <dng@???> wrote:

> Greetings
> I am investing in a new system.
> (Ryzen 7 5800X + Ryzen 570 gpu)
> The old system has a raid 10 array that I would like to put into the new system.
> The new system is going to add 2 M2 drives that I want to set up as raid 1
> and this is for use for /EFI, /boot, /, /var, /usr and swap.
> There are 2 2.5" SDDs that are going to be set up as raid 1 for /home.
> Want to be running Devuan daedalus.
> The idea is to transfer the previously used drives from the old system
> into the new system.
> The question:
> is it better to load the system and then add the hard drives
> or
> do I move the drives into the system and then install the system with
> the drives at the same time.
> (2 step process or 1 step process.)

I've done this before and it could be done in both ways
without problems, but to avoid confusion in the install
and disk format step I nowadays prefer to do it in multiple steps:
1) install system with only the needed system drives.
2) when the system is installed and fully setup add the raid arrays one by one
3) assemble the array
4) modify /etc/fstab, /etcmdadm/mdadm.conf, update-initramfs
5) add scrubbing to crontab
6) add the drives to smartd.conf
7) reboot, check that array is up at boot
8) go to step 3 for the next array and so on until done.


> Any gotchas I should be aware of - - - have not ever installed AMD
> procs nor gpus (want to run the open source drivers and will be quite
> happy to leave the nvidea world behind).
> (If further information is needed please advise.)
> Regards
> Aj
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