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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...