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Adaptec 5805 and WS 2012 R2 - Optimal raid array absent from disk management

I'm running a file server from a VM hosted in hyper-v server 2012 R2. My hyper-v installation is on a raid 1 array made of 2 ssd. This raid controller is AMD SP5100 integrated to the motherboard. I ...
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limit of number of physical drives being verified on adaptec raid controllers?

I'm adding several new disks to two file servers. One with an Adaptec 5805, the other with an Adaptec 8805. Both are using two Intel RES2SV240 expanders. Using 'arcconf' I started to perform a ...
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How to solve intermittent server hangs? Write to (and read from) a disk stops completely

We have a LAMP server for about 6 months. CentOS 7.0 It ran non stop without a restart for the first 3 months then it hang. Then it run for the next 2 months (also non stop without a restart) then ...
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Adaptec - how to identify/map /dev/XX to VD?

I have two raid groups of identical size - both visible as the same size on Debian system. How can I identify which /dev/XX is on which VD on Adaptec? I tried with smartctl but: smartctl -d ...
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Adaptec Raid 5405

I am having an issue with my Adaptec RAID card on my dedicated server, my server wasn't behaving so rebooted only to get this message: Fatal error: Controller monitor failed. Controller not started ...
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With Adaptec's arcconf utility, why can't I make the 'identify' command work (Adaptec 6805 controller)

I've got a pair of Linux servers with Adaptec 6805 RAID controllers in them. One is running CentOS, one is running Debian. I have the Adaptec command line utility 'arcconf' installed on both ...
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Confusion about write-cache setting and write-cache status on Adaptec Raid-Controller

Because of performance issues I wanted to verify that Write-Caching is indeed enabled for the Adaptec ASR71605 Raid-Controller. I can see a mismatch between write-cache setting=enabledand write-cache ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 - Adaptec Storage Manager email notification not working

I'm having problems with the Adaptec storage Manager email notification. It can't send emails to recipients, always showing an ERROR message. Seems that the problem it's related to some java voodoo ...
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How to change bootable logical drive via arcconf (Adaptec 6805 controller)

I've got an Adaptec 6805, with two RAID 6 arrays attached - 4 drives each. I'd like to change which of the two is the one that it boots from. Is there any way to do that with the Adaptec 'arcconf' ...
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Adaptec 5405 doesn't rebuild the array for changed disks

I had a 4 disk RAID 10 configuration (as 2 logical arrays) on one of my servers and noticed that the server was down. When I reboot it, one the disks was missing. Talked with the datacenter and they ...
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Adaptec 2820SA RAID 5 cannot rebuild

I have an 8 disk RAID-5 array in degraded state. One drive failed some time ago, I replaced it, and it rebuilt and all was fine (state of the logical drive became optimal). Now another disk has ...
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Raid 10, Logical device are missing

I have a problem with a RAID 10, I have 4 disks on raid. A disc has just been changed (0,3). But I can not rebuild the array. Logical device are setted as "Missing". All commands return to me the ...
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ESXi 5.5 crash on passthrough

HW: whitebox i7-4771 on gigabyte Z87X-UD5H, Adaptec 6085H sas controller VT-d and VT-x enabled in bios. Problem: Freshly installed ESXi 5.5 update 1 Mark sas controller for passthrough, reboot ...
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Read RAID disks on another RAID adapter

I have a server with a failed motherbord. The motherboard has an embeeded Adaptec RAID controler. The server has 3 SCSI disks in a software RAID5 array (so the RAID controller is used only as a SCSI ...
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Adaptec configuration has changed - Why can't it show me what it sees before blindly “accept” or “reject”ing?

I work with Adaptec cards on a regular basis; 2405, 5405, 6405e, 6805, and a few others. I am dismayed by the BIOS' terseness and lack of any utility at all. I can set card setting toggles; but the ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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How to benchmark maxCache 3.0 with SSDs? [duplicate]

We're a software development company and previously outsourced the HW side of business but now we're looking into building our own private cloud. We recently purchased a few servers, one of which is ...
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How to test is hardware ssd-cache work?

We have server with hardware raid controller (Adaptec ASR71605Q). It has 10 sas HDD, 2 SSD for cache and 1gb onboard cache ram. On server installed ESXi. On ESXi I'm start Linux, create 2Tb disk for ...
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external mSAS expansion

I got two servers. One with a Intel RS2MB044 and one with an Adaptec ASR-51245, both got an external mSAS connector. I need to connect these tho servers together, basically to share the file system ...
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Adaptec 5405 fails to rebuild array

Yesterday one of the disks in RAID 1 mirror attached to Adaptec 5405 died and was replaced by new one but after about 2 hours of rebuilding array went offline. Hoster staff updated firmware on ...
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AOC-LPZCR2 Equivalent RAID card

We have just had a 'AOC-LPZCR2 Low-Profile All-in-One Zero-Channel RAID card' fail. Unfortunately, we are unable to source one straight away. Does anyone know of an equivalent card which we could use ...
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Installing Adaptec 5405 RAID card HDD LED

I'm trying to install an Adaptec 5405 RAID card into an Intel 1RU server, and I need to figure out how to connect the existing SGPIO connector from the backplane, onto the card itself (at least I ...
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Adaptec raid 1 on ibm 206m

So I have an IBM xseries 206m. It was working fine and one day after a reboot I noticed something weird about the RAID. It has a RAID 1 configuration, after this reboot (windows updates), I saw two ...
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Safe recovery of a working RAID Array after OS drive failed

I'm working with a server that recently had two drives fail. Windows Server 2003 - Standard Array 0 (bootable) - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped set. Array 1 - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped ...
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Adaptec RAID array was not detected after updating the kernel?

Continue from this topic, the newer kernel booted successfully but it doesn't see my sdc - which is a hardware RAID array (level 10). I'm sure the aacraid module is loaded: # grep aacraid ...
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Expand a RAID50 array on Adaptec

It's possible to expand a RAID50 array on Adaptec 6805 without data loss ?
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ntldr is missing error, is issue scsi/raid boot drive identification?

I stopped an ibm x series 266 server to clean it out. It has two scsi drives in raid 1, 36 gb. While I had the drives out for cleaning I started the server to get the fans running, to exhaust dust ...
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Adaptec Storage Manager - remote clients

We have two servers that have Adaptec 6405 cards. Both servers have Adaptec Storage Manager installed. I also installed it on a Win 7 PC. I can't seem to get anything to appear regarding the ...
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Abort raid6 expansion on Adaptec 52445 SATA RAID?

I am expanding my raid6 array from 18x2Tb to 20x2Tb disks and after 3 weeks status shows: Logical device Task: Logical device : 0 Task ID : 105 Current ...
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Is it okay to shut down Adaptec 5085 / MSA60 raid for 5 hours?

Adaptec Raid 5085 with no battery (on the raid card) 6 MSA60s Raid 10 Big APC UPS with low load Our building power needs to go out for 5 hours. Is it okay to shut down the raid ...
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Adaptec 2405 “Knight Rider” LEDs - fault?

I have an Adaptec 2405 installed on ESXi 5.0. When the card is idle, it flashes the red LEDs back and forth, Knight Rider -style, just like this video. Is this normal, or is this a fault? I have dug ...
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Possible to migrate RAID 10 system from 2TB Seagate to 2TB WD?

A couple of our servers have ST32000641AS (2TB Seagate desktop drives) in RAID 10 using an Adaptec 2405 controller. I've been told by Adaptec that this is a bad idea and we have, in fact, already ...
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Adaptec 6405 RAID controller turned on red LED

I have a server with an Adaptec 6405 RAID controller and 4 disks in a RAID 5 configuration. Staff in the data center called me because they noticed a red LED was turned on in one of the drive bays. ...
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Adaptec 2020SA RAID controller Set up in RAID5, one drive went down, can I still get data?

I have 6 1tb drives in a RAID5. 1 drive went down. On the RAID was 2 virtual machines that I really need back up and running. The spare drive I have to put in the server is a 1.5tb drive, which ...
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Expanding RAID 1 array size (Adaptec 1420SA controller)

I have an Adaptec 1420SA controller in server and RAID 1 array created. The old disks slowly started to report S.M.A.R.T errors so I replaced first one, rebuild array and then other one and rebuild ...
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How to activate updated drivers in Hyper-V

I am working on getting a host setup using Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 but am running into some issues with drivers. I have been able to add the drivers via pnputil. When I check to which which drivers ...
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Adaptec 5805 on Centos 6 IRQ 16 error

I'm having a problem with Adaptec 5805 raid card http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/raid/sas_raid/sas-5805/ (with two SAS discs in raid) and Gigabyte motherboard GA-H67A-D3H-B3 ...
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Adaptec 7901 RAID 10 Degraded Drive - Cannot Rebuild

I have a Tyan server with an onboard AIC-7901. One drive out of four in a RAID10 array is marked as degraded. I power down, pop out the offending drive, put in a good one, reboot and go into Adaptec ...
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Raid 5 Question

I have an HP ML150 Tower with Hot Plugs It was configured with Raid 5 Running 2 Drives... One is a mirror The first Drive in the Array failed. We ordered a new one. What happened was, the failed ...
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How long should a RAID Reconfiguration take? (Adaptec 6805)

I'm experimenting with various RAID configurations of a new Adaptec 6805 (not the 'E' model) Attached are 8x Hitachi 5400RPM 2TB SATA 6Gb Drives using the miniSAS to SATA cables provided. I created ...
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Adaptec SCSI Card 39160. What to do with it? [closed]

Almost 10 years ago I bough an Adaptec SCSI Card 39160 for two Hitachi hard disks, with 80/68 pins adapters and cables and all the accoutrements. The hard disks died after 2 years (so much for ...
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Failed RAID 5EE array

I've got failed RAID 5EE array (on a server running Windows Server 2003). After controller initialization it saysarrays have missing required members and cannot be configured. Adaptec Storage ...
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Adaptec 5805 RAID 1: need more space

We have a server with an Adaptec 5805 RAID 1 array, with two SAS 146GB disks. We need more space on this server. Is it possible to hot-replace each 146GB HD with a 300GB HD, and let the controller ...
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Use a RAID Controller without drivers?

Ordered an Adaptec 1420SA RAID card for my Debian Squeeze media server but didn't check to see if it was compatible, turns out it's not because it uses something called hostRAID which requires special ...
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Adaptec HostRaid RAID1 1/2 of HDD capacity

I have a server with Adaptec HostRaid controller. It has 2x 2TB drives. If I go to create a RAID0 array (striped), it will set the array's capacity to 2TB, when I go to create a RAID1 array (mirrored, ...
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Adaptec RAID 5 degraded but all HDD are reported as optimal

According to adaptec support site, data on a disk got corrupted. The disk is physically fine and thats why it shows up as optimal. The solution is to reinitialize the disk. The only problem is I can't ...
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Can RAID controller degrade my server's performance somehow?

I'm running a small IT company. Specifically less than 10 persons all are developers and no system administrator. I am so to say the owner doing much of work. So now I am asking the question being a ...
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Recommendation for Server 2008 RAID card with port multiplier support [closed]

I am currently building a large (20 TB) online data store and my first attempt has gone a bit awry. The use case for this storage is to have a non-backed up repository of data for a set of users to ...
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Adaptec 2610 RAID 1 - status 'Impacted'

I have created a second array using the 2nd and 3rd disks in the bay and ran through the process - its build but now showing a status of 'impacted'. How can i get this to 'optimal'? Thanks in ...
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Monitoring hardware RAID on VMWare ESXi

I've got an ESXi 3.5 server on "unsupported" hardware - SuperMicro motherboard, Adaptec 9410 3405 RAID controller (oops, the 9410 is the onboard controller that's not being used for RAID) - and I'm ...