Re: Running 2x ext3 disks on a slug
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike \(mwester\)" <mwester@...>
> > 1/ I know that there is a 2.3R73 version that has been supplied to a
> > number of people by Linksys support. Does this fix the problem with
> > dual native formatted disks?
> This version has not been officially released and no GPL source code is
> available. So there is no Unslung version that corresponds to this
> > 2/ Can I simply format the second HDD (or maybe both?) with a single
> > ext3 partition (on another PC) and just plug it in and have it work?
> > (By work, I mean that I can use the native Linksys GUI to schedule
> > backup jobs, etc.)
> > 3/ Alternatively, should I add a flashdrive and follow the
> > instructions on:
> > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/NonNativeDiskMount
> > but put the two disks (both non-native ext3) behind a hub? Will the
> > backup tools mentioned on:
> > still work with the disks behind a hub?better way!
> Certainly not! and to the second question there, definitely no.
> > 4/ The fourth option I could envisage is to use SlugOS/BE and then
> > install SAMBA and NFSd. This prospect only slightly terrifies me as a
> > relative Linux novice, but I would pursue it if that was the best
> > course recommended. If I did this then I'd probably study up on
> > setting up a RAID1 array too.
> You could do that. But why?
> > 5/ Or maybe I should just have one native ext3 drive and one NTFS?
> > Hopefully, if the NTFS drive is just the recipient of backups from the
> > native ext3, the known issues with the NTFS driver crashing under high
> > I/O load won't come into effect?
> The NTFS issue is certain to rear its head and crash your slug.
> > Or is there any other "best" way I haven't thought of?
> Whew! I thought you'd never ask! :-P :-) Yes, there's a FAR
> I think you've misunderstood the problem a bit.unsling
> Why not just plug both drives into the NSLU2 and run it that way? The
> dual-native drive issue only appears with Unslung, and only if you
> to the *second* drive, not the first.other, the
> If you use the Linksys firmware, two drives will work just fine as is.
> You'll be able to use the GUI to do backups from one drive to the
> only known issue is that with the Linksys firmware the user, group, andYour data,
> password database is not backed-up from one drive to the other.
> though, is just fine.USB port
> If you use Unslung 6.8, then just unsling to the drive plugged into
> 1 instead of the one in port 2, and everything works great. You'llneed to
> replace the drive-to-drive copy script (the one mentioned on thewiki) --
> the wiki page may be out-of-date, if you decide to do this send me anote
> and I'll send you the updated drive-to-drive script that I use on myThanks for the response!
> dual-native-250GB Unslung system.
> Mike (mwester)
I'm glad to know that there is a simple answer. The main cause of my
concern was from reading the "Odd Behaviour" section at:
which seems to me to quite clearly suggest that the issue applies to
2.3R63 as_well_as Unslung6.
The same page also states that the odd behavior occurs when the root
device is on USB1 as you suggest.
I think that I'll just use a 2.3R63 box for my NAS server and get a
second slug to play with Unslung.