Never Mind.  I am still brushing up on my linux.  I didn't realize you have to halt the system during shutdown or the raid will not shutdown properly and will rebuild on a reboot.  Shutdown just brings you to runlevel 1 if you don't use the -h or -r options.
 
Thanks for not flaming me for not RTF(Linux)M.
 
Leon
-----Original Message-----
From: Leon Letto [mailto:leon@leonletto.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:28 PM
To: BackupPC Users Mailing List
Subject: [BackupPC-users] RAID Question

I am sorry if this is off-topic but I hope someone will have the answer (and find it worth answering :)
 
I have created a Software RAID 5 on my Redhat box to store the Backuppc data on.  If I do a "reboot" there is no problem - everything comes back up fine.  However, if I do a "shutdown now"  in order to do a cold boot, when the computer boots back up the RAID re-initializes (160GB so it takes about 10 hours).
 
Is there a way I can get it to not do this?  I was thinking, create a shutdown script that will do:
/etc/init.d/backuppc stop
umount /backupdata
raidstop /dev/md0
init 6
 
I am waiting for it to rebuild now ( 2 hours to go) so I figured I would ask while I am waiting in case someone knows some better way to fix this :)
 
Thanks a lot,
 
Leon