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Jeff Sadowski
13th September 2006, 08:03 PM
I understood raid with raid tools and I would like to use them but mkraid doesn't exist
would it be easy to install the raid tools? or did LVM replace raid?

pparks1
13th September 2006, 08:21 PM
LVM did not replace raid. They are 2 different things

The tool that you want to use now with a software raid is mdadm. I believe this link is still pretty valid
http://fedoranews.org/blog/?p=688

Jeff Sadowski
13th September 2006, 08:31 PM
Ok well maybe I need something else. Here is what I want to do. Windows doesn't store files correctly so what I would like to do is store files that I can mount as a volume and and backup to. Windows would see them as regular files. So what I thought about doing is creating multiple Gig files and mount using some sort of raid of lvm to combin them as one and mount it then I can backup to it.