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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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1answer
223 views

PowerEdge 2850 RAID 0 Configuration - Drive not found

I have two 73GB 15,000RPM HDD in my PE2850 that I need to stripe as one logical drive so I can install MS SBS 2011 (which requires an 80GB volume minimum). I enabled RAID in the BIOS and paired the ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to build a server array [closed]

I am researching a redundant server system, And i came with the following question: Is it possible to build multiple server s in a raid 1 configuration (like hard drives). This because if one server ...
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1answer
105 views

Where to put system partition on 12 disk hardware raid setup

I'm going to rent a server with 12 SATA disks hardware raid(planned to be configured as raid5), and I'm wondering what's the best practice where to put system partition in that case and the most ...
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2answers
50 views

Creating a new RAID1 array more quickly

I'm new to RAID. Creating a new RAID1 array from blank, newly-partitioned 100GB disks with sudo mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=mirror --raid-devices=2 /dev/xvdf1 /dev/xvdg1 ...looks to ...
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1answer
339 views

PERC 5/i Enable alarm on disks failures

I'm trying to enable one the alarm of my server's raid controller PERC 5/i. Using this documentation, under the chapter Audible Alarm Warnings, it's explained that enabling an audible alarm is ...
4
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1answer
818 views

What is the default RAID-50 stripe size on a Dell EqualLogic PS6510?

We have a Dell EqualLogic PS6510 RAID Array. I have full access to the web-based "PS Group Manager" app, as well as the "SAN Headquarters" app. I have hunted high and low, and searched Google for ...
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3answers
857 views

HP DL180 G6 P410 8x SATA 1TB, what is the optimal configuration?

I have a HP DL180 G6 with a P410 raid controller. Presently this runs using 4x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA drives, in a RAID10 configuration using default settings. I am about to add a backplane to ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Fresh install of Ubuntu RAID (Dev Server)

I had naively assumed that I should install Ubuntu to a RAID 5 array to give our in house dev server the best chance of having 100% up time. I have since learned that RAID 5 might be a bad choice for ...
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1answer
139 views

RAID array/hardware suggestions for SQL server for small business

The more research I do, the more confused I get, so I'm hoping for some guidance and recommendations. I'm building a new server for my work that needs to run the database for our point of sale system. ...
3
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1answer
4k views

How do I configure hardware raid in a Poweredge 2850?

I just bought a Dell Poweredge 2850 from Craigslist and for the most part I'm happy with it's $300 price-tag, but I cannot figure out where to configure the embedded hardware raid... I've seen online ...
0
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1answer
402 views

Restore raid configuration (Ubuntu 8.04 server)

Lost RAID After rebooting AWS, I have lost the RAID (mdadm), while the disks seem to be OK (separately). Symptoms mdadm not working After machine restart (stop and start on Amazon AWS), the device ...
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2answers
447 views

DELL PowerEdge 2850 - How to change PEDC 4e/Di from RAID-0 to Raid-1?

SERVER : PE 2850 RC: PEDC 4e/Di Raid Config: Raid-0 (Current) Disk: 2 X 300GB I have very little in this server space, Recently I got a server PE 2850 and trying to change the RAID configuration ...
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3answers
461 views

Multiple RAID selection on a single 16-port adapter

I have a 16-port Areca ARC-1260D PCIe RAID card and I was planning to use it as one large array (either RAID 10 or RAID 6). I didn't think about if it was possible to split up the RAID card into two ...
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1answer
1k views

ESXi 4 Expanding VMFS partition, does order matter?

I'm trying to get ESXi4.0.0 to increase the VMFS partition to match my newly increased RAID 5. I went from ~850GB to 1250GB on the RAID virtual disk, and VMWare is showing the correct amount of space. ...
2
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1answer
122 views

Is there anyway to build a raid system without all drives?

I'm building a raid1 (ok it will probably be a raid10,f2 but the difference with 2 drives... isn't much) system with 2 1TB drives. However, 1 of the drives I've ordered is bad so I'm RMA-ing it. I'm ...
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3answers
218 views

RAID options for a LAMP web server

I'm due to set up a LAMP box with four drives and a RAID controller to act as a web server. The drives are 146Gb SAS, and the machine has two quad core processors and 16Gb RAM. There will be very few ...
2
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7answers
4k views

20 1TB drives vs. 10 2TB drives in RAID5/6 server

I will be setting up a server at work and I need some advice on some details. The setup will be one blade-type server (8-core, 16GB RAM) with two subsystems - one for the main storage the other to ...
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2answers
173 views

Optimal Exchange Server Disk Setup

I'm building a new exchange server to migrate our existing system to as the old hardware is now out of warranty. The new server is a Dell 2950 with a PERC6. The machine has 6 physical disks, each a ...
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2answers
124 views

number of RAID levels that a single controller can support

looking for having 3 volumes in RAID1 and RAID5. does a single RAID controller PERC 6i on my DEll PE 2900 manage there volumes/disks in RAID-1, RAID-1, RAID-5?
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4answers
56k views

How to check if hardware RAID is configured?

I have several servers running Windows 2008 and Red Hat 5 that are capable of hardware RAID. How do I check that hardware RAID is configured?
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2answers
1k views

View RAID configuration without restarting

I would like to know if it is to view the RAID configuration of a server without restarting. Is there any such utility for Windows? Samuel.A
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4answers
2k views

Virtualization of Servers / Raid Configuration for a small business

If I was to build a virtual server for a small business (Hyper-V if specifics matter) that was going to be based on 2 primary disk arrays one being Raid6 and being Raid10, and did something along the ...
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6answers
534 views

Windows Server 2003 basic versus dynamic disks - what are peoples' experiences with dynamic?

Okay, we've all heard the apocryphal stories about problems with server drives configured as "Dynamic", but the ability to make changes without having to reboot is clearly beneficial. I'm adding a ...
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3answers
720 views

What is the BEST NAS RAID Config for this Box?

I am looking at building a NAS. 24 X 500GB 2.5" SATA2 7200RPM 16MB cache drives all in a 2U box with 8GB RAM and 4 CPUs. I can go two ways: 1 24+ Port RAID Controller making the whole array one ...