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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 ...
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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 ...
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Disk size addressable by the OS

I have a 3ware 9550SXU-12 storage controller and 750G disks connected to it. The disks are configured as single units (not JBOD). I've been running some performance tests, mainly to see the impact of ...
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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 ...
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3Ware RAID6 array sometimes hanging. Undetected broken disk?

We have a Debian server with 3Ware 9650SE 8-drive RAID controller, with 5 disk RAID6 array, acting as virtual machine host, all Linux. Problems keep occurring and I suspect an undetected broken disk. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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” ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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]: ...
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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) ...
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3ware 97504i - Disk mappings/UUIDs change on reboot

I have a 3ware 9750-4i with 36 drives running (4 in RAID 10, rest individual drives, i.e JBOD). When I reboot, all the drives except for the RAID 10 array, have their UUIDs changed on reboot (it ...
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3ware: Add a drive to a RAID unit

I have a 3ware RAID controller running a RAID-6. I manage the RAID via the tw_cli command line utility. So, one drive in the array failed, and I removed the faulty drive (p6) from the array, and ...
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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 ...
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LSI 3Ware tw_cli and tdm2 segfault with Debian Linux kernels after 3.8

I have notified LSI support, twice, but so far they are unable to reproduce the problem. I wanted to post here to get some unbiased expert thoughts about it and see if anyone else has seen a similar ...
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3Ware RAID 1 drive failed… replacement drive is slightly smaller. Do I have any options?

The picture says it all. One of the drives in a RAID-1 array failed and I had a replacement drive with the same model number ready. When I tried to rebuild the array using the web interface it fails ...
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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. ...
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Replacing 2 disks (raid 1) to a larger pair under a 3ware controller in linux

I have a 3ware 9650se with 2x 2TB disks in raid-1 topology. I recently replaced the disks with 2 larger (3TB) ones, one by one. The whole migration went smoothly. The problem I have now is, I don't ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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3ware card in RAID-5 configuration slow and causes load when writing

I have a 1Gb/s bandwidth between my computers. The source can actually read and send data at 25MB/s via SSH. My test file is 4GB, I use scp without compression for the test transfer. The rate is ...
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HW Raid controller error

On one of my old servers when i was randomly checking for system messages /var/log/messages in this Redhat case. I came across this message Mar 9 12:11:46 app-prod kernel: 3w-9xxx: scsi0: ERROR: ...
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Move raid10 from LSI 9750-8i to 3ware 9650SE-8LPML

This is a little risky task I want to try. I have a 4 SATA III disks RAID10 array running on LSI (former 3ware) 9750-8i controller with BBU (read and write cache enabled). In case of hardware failure ...
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3ware: Drive power on reset when trying to rebuild

I have a RAID bus controller: 3ware Inc 9550SX SATA-II RAID PCI-X with four disks, with the following current state: tw_cli> /c1 show Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Stripe ...
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install xenserver 6.2 on 3ware 9750 raid5

I would like to install XenServer 6.2 (kernel 2.6.32) on a raid5 managed by a 3ware 9750 controller. The XenServer installer doesn't recognize the raid5 and i think i have to load a driver for the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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First 500MB of RAID6 array is wiped, how to recover?

We have a RAID6 array with 12 disks on a 3ware 9650SE-12ML controller. An engineer of our server provider issued this command by mistake: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde bs=1M count=500; sync; ...
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Does a 3ware “ECC-ERROR” matter on a JBOD when I have ZFS?

I have a FreeBSD 8.x machine running ZFS and with a 3ware 9690SA controller. The 3ware controller shows an ECC-ERROR with one of the disks: //host> /c0 show VPort Status Unit Size ...
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Safely migrate from 3ware 9650SE-8LPML to a 3ware SAS 9750-8i?

I have a server with a potenially faulty 3ware 9650SE-8LPML. I can log in to the server but the interface keeps reseting causing the whole system to lock down for minutes. My host suspects its the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Enable external SAS on 3ware 9750-16i4e Card

I am adding an external SAS enclosure to a 3ware 9750-16i4e Card. Have connected 3ware 9750-16i4e Card to 2nd 3ware 9750-16i4e Card in exteranal SAS enclosure via a Norco 1M SFF8088 to SFF8088 Cable. ...
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How to identify failed drive/port on 3ware card

I have a 3ware 9650-SE controller with 2 drives in RAID-1 configuration. The drive on "port 1" has an error but the drive cages aren't labeled. I tried using the cli to "identify" the drive but tw_cli ...
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3ware 9500 stopped showing up in Linux

I was contacted by a client about this system that they're having trouble with. As the system boots, I can hit ALT + 3 to enter the 3ware bios and it shows the drives are available in an exportable ...
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3ware 9500S-4LP raid-1 rebuild failed

After replacment of 2 failed drives on 3ware card i got this: Ctl Model (V)Ports Drives Units NotOpt RRate VRate BBU ...
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three disks with ECC errors on 3ware raid in two weeks

I have a server I maintain for a client, It's an Intel Nehalem based computer, so not new, but in working order. It has a 3ware 9650SE-24M8 card with 20 drives attached and 4 empty slots, configured ...
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RAID controller won't rebuild RAID-1 array

I have a RAID-1 array on a desktop computer. The RAID controller is a 3ware 7006-2. Recently the controller has been reporting ECC errors from one of the drives. It was able to correct all of those ...
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3Ware 9500S - Do spare disks spin when not used

Does anybody knows if spare disks connected to a 3Ware 9500s controller will be spinning although not being used? This will wear unnecessarily the disk, possibly spinning for years before a unit gets ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...