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is it possible to re-install fedora without losing data on RAID 1

asked 2017-04-30 13:22:25 -0500

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I would like to reinstall fc25 on a system configured with swap, /, /boot, and /home as RAID1. I can use manual partitioning to pick the partitions, assign the same mount point and identify all but /home to reformat but the installation summary does not show RAID being recreated. Is this simply too complex and I should copy /home to a spare drive and start over?

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If your raid is managed by fedora itself, then i'd really make a copy of /home before reinstalling (you should anyways). If the raid is managed by hardware, then fedora won't care about this, and you should be able to reinstall fedora like you would on a single disk.

smurfendrek123 gravatar imagesmurfendrek123 ( 2017-04-30 16:20:22 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-02 14:44:27 -0500

you should make a backup of home and then reinstall. If you are using hardware RAID then fedora will see it as one disk. If you are using the software RAID then you will see two disk during the disk install.

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