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Hard drive read errors that… stop?

My story starts out quite simply. I have a light-duty server, running Arch Linux, which stores most of its data on a RAID-1 composed of two SATA drives. It was working without any problems for about ...
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CentOS server boots but won't allow login (ext3_abort_called, remounts read-only)

I've got a CentOS 5.5 server (HP ProLiant with two-disk RAID array) that was working fine until a power failure last week. (Long story, but UPS was not properly configured at that time.) After the ...
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Hard drives continuously failing in Fujitsu RX300 server

We look after a Fujitsu RX300 S4 server that has 6 x 500GB SATA drives in a RAID-6 array, running from an LSI MegaRAID card (built into the motherboard). A couple of weeks ago, one hard drive ...
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Hard Drive Failure

I posted this a few days ago: http://serverfault.com/questions/175917/unable-to-write-to-root-partition We thought that an add on card may have been conflicting with the motherboard, so we installed ...
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Why Do Hard Drives Fail?

I'm just quite interested in the reasons why hard drive failures occur. Some people say that it's because it was handled poorly during the shipping and transportation processes while others say that ...
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Volume Rebuild Failure after disk replacement in HP MSA1500/MSA20

I have a historically flaky MSA1500 with 2xMSA20 enclosures attached. Recently a disk failed in one of the enclosures. The LCD display reports that interim state recovery for all volumes was ...
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How to recover from a drive failure in a RAID 5 configuration?

This morning a drive failed on our database server. The drive array (3 disks) is setup in a RAID 5 configuration. While we wait for a drive replacement we are preparing for a recovery strategy. Users ...