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Building Networks and Servers Using BeagleBone by Glenn Vander Veer, Bill Pretty

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Preparing the RAID set

In this section, we will build the actual software RAID drive from our previously prepared and formatted physical drives.

Confirming whether RAID is correctly initialized

The /proc/mdstat file is a dynamically modified log file, which provides the current status of all the RAID devices on the system. We can confirm that the initialization is complete by displaying the file, with the following command:

cat /proc/mdstat

This may take some time to complete, depending on the size of the attached drives.

Confirming whether RAID is correctly initialized

The preceding screenshot shows the result of this command. You will notice that our array is called md0 and that it consists of ...

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