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With 1.3.60ish kernels configured appropriately you can concatenate partitions and/or stripe data across disks. New (very alpha) kernel drivers allow raid1 and raid5, providing mirroring and so forth.
This package contains the utilities for managing these features.
This is the Nth public release of MD, which stands for Multiple Devices. Its main goal is to group several disks or partitions together, making them look like a single block device. Furthermore, it is interface independent, so it is possible to mix IDE (MFM/RLL/ESDI/AT-BUS), SCSI, and even old XT-like disks. Note that Roger E. Wolff <R.E.Wolff@et.tudelft.nl> wrote a similar thing named red. T more»
This is version 0.31.0 of the MD list of frequently asked questions (FAQ). This FAQ accompanies version 0.31 of the MD software and was last revised on August 29, 1995. MD is the Multi-Device disk driver for the Linux kernel. This driver provides RAID support in software as well as a linear mode of joining 2 or more disks into a single logical device that can be fo more»
mdtab(5) mdtab(5) NAME mdtab - configuration file for md devices DESCRIPTION /etc/mdtab is a configuration file for the md tools (mdadd and co). Its goal is to record a configuration for each md device the system should be configurated for. FORMAT /etc/mdtab describe each md device, one per line, wi more»
mdadd(8) mdadd(8) NAME mdadd, mdrun, more»
mdcreate(8) mdcreate(8) NAME mdcreate - creat more»
mdutils (0.35-5) unstable; urgency=low * Corrected links to mdadd.8 (Bug#8908) * Compressed more»
Nov. 94 : Work begins. Dec. 94 v0.01 : First version, directly changing buffers' device in get more»
This is Debian/GNU Linux's prepackaged version of Marc Zyngier's md driver utilities. This package more»