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urgannagru

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Migrating to Linux
« on: December 01, 2010, 12:10:36 PM »

I've decided to update my HTPC-fileserver and run Linux rather than Windows. I've gotten to the point now where I am comfortable enough with easy to use Distros (Mint / Ubnuntu, openSuse). I have a few raid disks with TB of data that I want to ensure interoperability with (and I want to ensure the safety of the data), and will be networking with Windows machines.

What's the best way to get started with this migration? Currently I am running Vista 32.
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Re: Migrating to Linux
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 01:14:36 PM »

RAID to RAID has always been tricky when switching from Win to Linux (for me at least). I was using NVRaid a while back and that actually worked right off the bat going to Ubuntu. I'm not sure about other raid controllers.

For networking, samba has worked fine for me.
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Re: Migrating to Linux
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 01:43:35 PM »

I'm thinking I might disable the RAID while installing Linux, wipe one drive, and copy it all back and RAID them together again later.
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Re: Migrating to Linux
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 08:29:55 AM »

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