A few weeks ago, I made a post about maybe moving my Plex server from Mint 18.3 to Antergos. At the time, I really didn’t have a compelling reason to do so. Everything is working fine with Mint until a few days ago.
Now, I don’t know if this is a Mint specific problem or something with mdadm but I spent DAYS trying to share out a folder on my RAID 6 array (/mnt/md0/data). My export file was fine, nfs-server installed, rpcbind installed… everything was right but clients couldn’t see any files in that folder. They could map it but not see anything in it.
I was able to share /mnt/md0 (the entire array… that worked… clients could see everything) but not a folder within the array. Was banging my head into the wall with this and got help from a couple of folks on another forum but nothing worked.
Then, I scrounged up some hard drives and setup a RAID 6 array in Antergos and used the same export file, same /mnt/md0/data directory and it worked PERFECTLY! I don’t know if this is a Mint specific problem or something with the slightly older version of mdadm that Mint uses.
If I make the jump to Antergos, I believe I can bring my array over and will just need to reinstall a few programs on my boot drive. (Like an idiot, I didn’t put / on a separate drive so I’ll need to backup everything (and make darn sure I get it all) and nuke my boot SSD and install Antergos onto it. Or, could I install along side Mint, make sure everything is cool and then just trash the Mint install and reclaim the space? (That scares me a bit, being a newbie and all.)
So is there a checklist I could look over if I want to make the leap?