3ware are SATA and SAS RAID controller cards from LSI

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
4answers
569 views

Can't rebuild RAID 5 Array

In a previous message I have asked how to rebuild a faulty disk in a RAID 5 array with 4 disks. I have mounted a new drive (drive 4) in place of the faulty one and started a rebuild. During the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

3ware 9500S-4LP - Replacing faulty drive

An old Windows 2003 server is running on a 4 disks (each250GB) RAID 5 array, attached to a 3Ware 9500S-4LP unit. This morning I got two alarms from the controller: - 0x04:0x0025 Cache flush failed; ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks?

This is a follow-on to How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0? I've successively replaced 1TB drives in my RAID1 with 2TB drives hoping that I can grow the datastore I've got in ESXi 5.0. ...
0
votes
1answer
785 views

How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0?

Thanks to this question I've now got my ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 623860) running/booting off a physically enlarged 9650SE controlled RAID1 array. The 1TB drives had been replaced with 2TBs; I'd like to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

3ware raid controller, unit unusable, several degraded disks

I was switching the disk drives in my server, running RAID 6 on 5 disks on a 3ware 9650SE controller, for newer disks and have run into a problem. The two first disks went fine, I took out one disk ...
1
vote
2answers
267 views

Swapping 3Ware Raid Card - Best Procedure

We have a server running an old firmware version and driver (just took this position) on the 3Ware 9650SE Raid Controller... We have been having issues with the server and seemed to have narrowed it ...
1
vote
1answer
663 views

ESXI 4.1 - tw_cli to manage 3ware 9650 raid card

Is there some way in the esxi cli to enable tw_cli to manage the arrays on the 9650se raid card? The goal is to manage the drives (checking array status, building arrays, etc.) without shutting down ...
1
vote
0answers
284 views

Can I use tw_cli migrate to grow a RAID10 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one by one with larger drives?

Can I use tw_cli migrate to grow a RAID10 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one by one with larger drives? (And the array was rebuilt after each replacement operation.) I am ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

Can a 3ware 9500S-4LP controller use 3TB drives?

We have a Rackable Systems server used for backup storage. Recently we purchased a couple 3TB drives to expand the storage, but they are only showing a capacity of 746.52 GB as reported by 3ware's ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

3Ware 9650SE RAID-6, two degraded drives, one ECC, rebuild stuck

This morning I came in the office to discover that two of the drives on a RAID-6, 3ware 9650SE controller were marked as degraded and it was rebuilding the array. After getting to about 4%, it got ...
0
votes
1answer
338 views

Server with 3ware 8006-2LP won't stop beeping

A server I support startet beeping. One of the RAID-1 disks had an error. I replaced the disk and rebuilt the array, but the server won't stop beeping and one of the drive enclosures is blinking. I ...
2
votes
1answer
291 views

Suppress log messages about minor 3ware disk temperature changes on CentOS?

I have a number of CentOS 5 servers which use 3ware RAID controllers. These servers are bugging my team with messages about minor temperature changes, like this: Jun 8 12:32:39 HOST smartd[1231]: ...
0
votes
2answers
139 views

Battery backed write cache behavior upon disk change [closed]

We use 3ware Inc 9650SE SATA-II RAID PCIe RAID controllers with battery backed write cache. Our spare hardware has the same controller. I was wondering; are these controllers smart enough not to sync ...
-1
votes
1answer
626 views

3ware 9650SE-24M8 INOPERABLE data recovery

I have a raid6 array with 16 hdds. Two harddrives had failed (device error), but when I went to replace them, I pulled out one wrong disk! Now the raid array is INOPERABLE. Is there any way to ...
1
vote
0answers
518 views

3ware 8506, Solaris (Nexenta Core) and the tw driver: driver (tw) successfully added to system but failed to attach

I've got a little Nexenta Core box at home that's doing NAS duties. Recently, I bought a second hand 3ware 8506 12-port SATA controller to go with the Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 controller that I already ...
0
votes
1answer
268 views

Is it possible to add a disk to a RAID5 controller without rebooting? [closed]

I know tw_cli can migrate the RAID5 to an added additional disk, but the capacity will not grow until the machine is rebooted. So is it possible to grow a RAID5 array with no downtime? What is a raid ...
1
vote
0answers
821 views

Slow disk transfer rate

I have problem with slow disk transfer rate. It's static files server for our website. I was making backup of data and noticed that tar is very slow. So I did hdparm -t and... hdparm -t /dev/sda3 ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

3WARE 9650-4LPML JBOD DISK to RAID - 1 Mirror Migration How To?

It is possible to migrate a single disk, to Raid 1 as per Table 10 in the User Guide Page 122: http://www.3ware.com/support/UserDocs/3ware9650SE-UsrGuide.pdf I am trying to find what the best method ...
0
votes
1answer
597 views

3ware Raid Migration 9650SE

I'm trying to migrate a single disk on a 9650SE 4LPML to a RAID 1. I'm trying to use 3dm2 to accomplish this, but the only options it will allow me to migrate to is either RAID 0 or RAID 10. I only ...
1
vote
1answer
544 views

3ware 9650SE-2LP “sync” after a drive failure

I have a 3ware 9650SE-2LP card that was set up to mirror two 1 TB disks (let's call them Disk A and Disk B). A couple of months or so ago the array stopped working (gave me an error at boot-up saying ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Rebuilding array on 3ware 9690SA-8I

TL;DR version RAID10 array working fine Reboot server as part of maintenance Array inoperable (no access whatsoever) Controller logs say a single drive is bad Remove drive & test - no bad ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

I have a 21TB array but only 16TB is visible from Windows

CONTROLLER Raid Controller: 3Ware 9650SE-24M8 Disks: 21 x 1TB RAID5 Stripe 64KB WINDOWS OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32x Disk: Dynamic 19557.44GB Volume: Capacity 15832.19GB I guess my array ...
7
votes
3answers
18k views

What does 3Ware's tw_cli mean by a “DEGRADED” disk vs “ECC-ERROR”?

I've got a sad RAID array on a 3ware 9650SE-16ML card. What I can't tell is if I've just suffered a double-disk failure (bummer!) or if I'm reading this wrong. The relavent output of /c0 show all ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

3ware 9650SE: This Spare unit may replace failed drive of same interface type only

I just added a spare disk to my array: Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Stripe Size(GB) Cache AVrfy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ u0 ...
19
votes
2answers
5k views

RAID-6: better to replace two dead drives at the same time, or one at a time?

We have a 16-drive RAID-6 that has three problem drives. Two are already dead, and the third is giving SMART warnings. (Nevermind how it got in such a bad state.) Obviously we want to replace the ...
0
votes
1answer
569 views

Optimal setup for 2x 3ware 9500S-8 cards + 10 disks

I'm building out a Linux based NAS server. My hardware consists of two 3ware 9500S-8 RAID cards and 10 2TB drives. (5 per card) The 10 drives are going to be used purely for data (the OS is ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

3Ware 9650SE is rebuilding RAID6 array with two degraded disks?

I have a RAID6 array on a 3Ware 9650SE which is degraded: tw_cli /c0/u0 show Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Port Stripe Size(GB) ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

FreeBSD: how to associate disk serial numbers to device names when using a 3ware SATA card

When using a 3ware SATA/RAID card is there a way to associate the disk serial # with the /dev/daN device? I can get serial numbers by using "smartctl -d 3ware,0 /dev/twa0 -i", but I don't know if ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Extending a live 3Ware RAID6 array in Linux with tw_cli

I have a Debian Linux machine with a 3Ware 9650SE RAID controller with a RAID6 array. tw_cli show this: Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Port Stripe Size(GB) ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Disk wipe preferences

I manage a pool of systems that are loaded with software and sent to potential customers for evaluations which often land sensitive information on the drives. Before shipping them back, they typically ...
1
vote
3answers
575 views

Why can't I create a RAID 1 on my 3ware 9650SE-4LPML?

I have 4 2TB drives. I want to create a 4TB RAID 1 array. I select the 4 drives in the RAID BIOS, and try to create an array, but my only options are RAID 0, RAID 5, and RAID 10. This controller is ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Best option with 3ware 3DM2 when drive has bad sectors?

I have a FreeBSD server running a RAID 5 array using the 3ware hardware controller 3DM2 (user guide PDF). It uses 3 hot-swap drives + 1 spare. The last couple of months one of the drives have ...
1
vote
1answer
476 views

i2c cable for 3ware 9650se and SuperChassis 846A-R1200B

What's the appropriate cable to support i2c (red LED drive indicator, failure) with this combination and what's the best way to order it? I see 3ware supports 846TQ but not 846A from ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

How can I increase the size of a RAID 1 array from 750GB to 1TB? 3ware

3ware 9650SE-2LP Array is 750GB volume, RAID 1. One drive is 750GB, the other is 1TB. Looking to replace the 750GB drive with a 1TB. Will the array rebuild to the max size of 1TB, or will the array ...
0
votes
1answer
213 views

recovering from a crash. data stored on a 3ware 9650SE-LP mirrored set

So I'm hoping this will be very easy because my drive that failed is not part of my mirrored set. I had my OS drive go bad but my data drive ( my 2TB mirrored set ) is still ok. I just can't access ...
0
votes
3answers
250 views

RAID controller with good linux support and cross-model compatibily

I want to put some RAID controllers in our Linux servers, for which I have a couple of requirements: Good Linux support. Not just the disk driver, but also the management and query tools, to report ...
0
votes
1answer
259 views

Older raid controllers in raid 5 vs. Jbod and SW raid

I'm in the fortunate position to have 6 Supermicro older VOD servers with the following config: Supermicro 3U case, 3xPSU Dual Xeon 3ghz P4 class cpu (5 years old.. havnt checked the exact type) 4GB ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu: Monitor hardware RAID and notify upon failure?

I am using the 3ware 9650SE-2LP Raid controller for a 2-drive RAID 1 setup in some new Ubuntu 10.04 x64 servers. Is there a way for the server to send me a notification when one of the drives fails? ...
2
votes
9answers
8k views

Experience with AMCC 3ware 9650se raid cards? Ours seems dead

We have a 8-port 3ware 9650se raid card for our main disk array. We had to bring the server down for a pending power outage, and when we turned the machine back on, the raid card never started. This ...
2
votes
5answers
6k views

Disk failed part way through 3ware RAID 5 rebuild

I have a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller with a RAID 5 array containing 15 Seagate ST31000340NS disks. After noticing ECC errors in the Port 10 drive I replaced it with a spare and began a RAID rebuild. ...
0
votes
2answers
815 views

3ware raid controller splits raid array into two peices. what do do?

I have a server with a 3Ware 9650SE 8 port controller. I had an 8 drive raid 5 array with a hot spare drive as part of the array of roughly 3.87 TB in size. When I signed into the server today, I ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Raid 5 rebuilding epic fail

Someone has asked me to rebuild a faulty raid 5 on a 3ware raid controller. I have 3 drives, all of them is 160 GB. I've gone through the steps, ie selected the degraded array unit, and then gone over ...
5
votes
4answers
12k views

Flashing the Firmware on a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller

I've downloaded the required files to flash the firmware on my RAID controller I have also read the KB article:http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=10058 However it is not particularly clear - I ...
1
vote
2answers
301 views

How many disks to use for eight channel RAID controller

I have a 3ware 8 channel SAS controller and a back plane extender (also 8 channel) which can take 16 drives. I will be creating a single RAID 10 volume. I know that adding more drives has positive ...
3
votes
5answers
9k views

how do you mount and format /dev/sda to a different /dev/ name?

We have linux box running fedora. It has a small laptop hard drive running the OS and a 3ware RAID controller running 3 SATA drives RAID 5. When we boot the computer and login, I run “fdisk –l” ...