So I wrote my last post while my raid array was building on my new linux box. Here we are again with the raid array “reshaping”. I used one of my HDDs to store files while I moved OSs so I had to build the array and put those files on the raid before I added that drive to the raid. Just setting up this MDADM raid has been interesting. My heart sank when I restarted for the first time and couldn’t get the raid to assemble. Its working now though after some configuring of the existing drives. But its all up and running now. Things are good.
I originally thought I could get the system up and running in a day or two but its been the better part of a week now and its not done yet. All of the time consuming stuff should be finished within the next couple of days but then its small things and configuration. I really can’t wait until I can start using this as a dev box. It should be nice once its all set up. I’ve learned a lot but don’t feel like I’ve done much. I have 18 programmable keys on my keyboard and I’ve been thinking of ways to use them. I don’t really have anything yet but the idea of utilizing several keys for short cuts is something Im happy about. Its also nice typing on a mechanical keyboard for a change and having a mouse that moves quickly. All in all things are looking up except for the time its taking to get everything set up.