On the hardware side
- I needed to wipe the GPT partition table on the SSD and create an MS-DOS partition, else the BIOS didn’t want to boot it.
- I had to plug the SSD directly on the motherboard, else it wouldn’t boot from the [cheap] PCI SATA card (SiL chipset).
On the configuration side
After booting, I installed
mdadm, and needed to rescan everything (via):
mdadm --examine --scan mdadm --assemble --scan cat /proc/mdstat
- NEVER use
mvwithout first checking destination free space or best: use
rsyncto copy and then delete source manually when copy is finished.
This will save me lots of headaches trying to
unisona partially transferred home directory which transfer failed because destination has not enough free space on the SSD. I already knew it, but learning from errors comes back the hard-way when you forget things.
- when trying to transfer a lot of data (~ 120Gb) from an old PATA disk to another old PATA disk, put them on separate IDE channels, not master and slave on the same channel. You will save some time.