Been asked to setup a software raid of 12TB on a minimal CentOS 6.4 installation with 5 disks of 3TB each. Never played with raid nor lvm before so the challenge was great!

I started by doing research about RAID. Came to the conclusion that RAID 5 was the best option for our purpose. So kept looking for a way to implement a software raid and stumbled into mdadm.

Using the information of Richard's and Zack Reed's blogs I easily setted up the raid array and created some lvm volumes on top of that.

Creating of 3TB …