I am wanting to move a linux md raid6 array to a new server. I want to know the proper way of doing this without losing my data:
The new system has all the appropriate tools AND drivers installed so it will recognize all 16 disks and have mdadm running in the background ready.
I have NOT configured mdadm.conf on the new system.
The current drives do NOT have partitions set to 'fd' Linux RAID Auto-Detect.
The RAID devices should have the md uuid in their superblock right?
I have all of my data backed up.
Also, for the future, should you 100% always make partitions for a software raid?