Re: Break a mirrored drive on Linux

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On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 15:45 -0500, Matthew Benjamin wrote:
>  Breaking a mirrored drive 
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Is there a way in Linux to break a mirror, and then use the drive that
> was broken for some new partition (example: /home). FC3 and FC4. I am
> running out of space and I am finding the RAID 1 is no longer desired.

You can use 'mdadm --fail ...', then 'mdadm --remove ...' to take
it out of the raid which will continue working fine with only a
single member.  Be sure to change the partition type when you
re-use it so the system won't try to auto-detect and map it
back in when you boot up.

 Les Mikesell
   [email protected]

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