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I want to remove one of the 1TB drives that's already a part of my pool.


The directions, http://lime-technology.com/wiki/index.php?title=FAQ#How_do_I_remove_a_hard_disk_that_I_do_not_plan_on_replacing.3F, say that I should copy files from that drive to somewhere else. It's a vague instruction. There are twenty folders with nested files in them, and I'd rather not have to dig in there and copy each one.


I've got a feeling that if I root in and use "initconfig" it will rewrite the parity, and I'll just lose everything that was on that drive. Certainly I don't fully understand the finer points of reiserfs. Although I did hear from a friend that the inventor of of the file system murdered his wife and died in prison.


Any help (with copying files, not hacking my wife to bits) would be great.



Berkeley, CA USA


holy shit. This story, http://web.archive.org/web/20061106173127/cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_256204954.html, is from Oakland! The homeboy was from Oakland. Figures... tech and crime.

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i have just finished exactly what you want to do.

if you have any data on the disk you wanna remove copy off to another disk first.

make note of parity drive (so as not to loose any data if you assign the wrong disk)

shut down array

remove drive

telnet to server

type initconfig

then all the drives turn blue

reassign drives (make sure parity is the right drive) and unRAID starts a parity rebuild and in a while all is protected again ....



for copying i used midnight commander ...

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