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Laptop is on then screen goes black a few seconds later [migrated]

I am not really sure whether this is the right place to post my question but it was the most relevant category. I opened (deassembled) my laptop for periodic cleaning but after reassembling it, when ...
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recover original file system from raid6 iso's

I started with 5 drives. 1 has failed (i.e. fails to communicate anything) and 2 more are returning read errors. My plan is to use ddrescue to store the 4 working drives to iso files. After this I ...
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Reinserted a RAID disk. Defined as foreign. Is import or clear the correct choice?

I have re-inserted a RAID disk, on a DELL server with Windows Server 2008. The drive-status indicator was changing between a green and amber light, and the monitor gave the following message: ...
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What incident may happen that stops a VM on Azure? [closed]

We were hosting a Website and a CMS at an external supplier. They told us that they host everything on Microsoft Azure. Yesterday I saw that my website was down and contacted them. Later that day they ...
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Dell Open Manage physical disk failure predicted

I've installed the Open Manage Server Administrator on my Dell T100 to monitor RAID Controller and disks. From the Physical Controller report web page I see a table listing the two disks I have but ...
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Are there any risks I'm not considering for when a swap partition fails?

I'm planning to setup 4 drives in a raid10 configuration, but putting separate swap partitions on each (no raid), and letting the kernel do something similar to raid0. When/if one of the drive fails ...
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Taking an image of a failing boot drive

Ok, so my Ubuntu 12.10 install seems to have gone slightly sideways. It currently boots from a Compactflash card that I was planning on replacing soon, but as luck would have it it's gone down now. ...
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Does mdstat showing very different block sizes for identical drives indicate a failing drive?

One of my servers has a RAID1 array composed of two 240GB SSDs. It is managed/controlled via Linux, not via a hardware card. Recently, for no apparent reason, the array needed rebuilding. I rebooted ...
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Server throwing error on drive: status: { DRDY ERR }, error: { ABRT }, failed command: READ DMA EXT

I have a server from Red Barn that has been throwing errors accessing its local SATA flash drive. Here are some facts: I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, although two other similar Supermicro servers are as ...
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Should I expect both disks in my RAID1 array to fail at about the same time?

I have an Ubuntu server with two HDD drives in a software RAID1 array. These are identical drives, and I'm assuming they're seeing the same level of read/write activity over their lifetimes (correct ...
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Steady red light on 2 HP SAS drives in RAID 1

I have a HP ProLiant web server with two HP 300GB SAS SFF 2.5 inch drives (Model: HP 507127-B21). Both drives have a solid red light, however there is no indication within the management software that ...
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RAID5 needs drive to be added every reboot

I have a 3 disk RAID5 mdadm array total 4TB on an Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS. Since a kernel panic caused by a device unrelated to the array and that has been already replaced, after every reboot the ...
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zfsonlinux, raidz1: two disk corruptions: How I can use dd/dd_rescue and deceive zpool?

I have zfsonlinux (Centos 7), and raidz1. And I have trouble: two disks are dying. The first disk have Raw_Read_Error_Rate failure in SMART and Reallocated_Sector_Ct error (the disk has run out of ...
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How should I burn in hard drives?

Google did a very thorough study on hard drive failures which found that a significant portion of hard drives fail within the first 3 months of heavy usage. My coworkers and I are thinking we could ...
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RAID 5 failure Ubutnu 12.04 not rebooting

I have Ubuntu 12.04 setup with software RAID 5. Dmesg started to show I/O errors continuously. I thought to reboot the system and lo and behold, it got stuck on GRUB ERROR Loading 21 I then used ...
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Is there an automated way to report and open cases with HP for drive failure?

I want to take failed drives, send a diagnostic report to HP so I can automatically have the drives shipped to the right location. I'm considering writing C# code to automatically log in, post a case ...
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Mean Time Between Failures — SSD

The Mean Time Between Failures, or MTBF, for this SSD is listed as 1,500,000 hours. That is a lot of hours. 1,500,000 hours is roughly 170 years. Since the invention of this particular SSD is post-...
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Replacing a Self encrypting Hard Drive in an IBM xseries server raid

I have a failed drive in a RAID 5 array in an IBM x3650, Machine Type 7945. The RAID is composed entirely of original IBM SED SAS drives, 300GB ea. Unfortunately I am the purchasing Tech, not the ...
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Diagnose RAID utilisation on a failed drive

I am facing a problem on a server I didn't install, the former guy isn't here anymore to explain me anything. Some processes crashed due to what seems to be a disk failure, so I searched in the logs ...
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Mirror Server IIS

We are keeping two IIS servers, each has a copy of sites.Both having DNS entries. How can I switch to immediately upon a failure. The objective is the secondary server should start running when the ...
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S.M.A.R.T long self test. Does the test continue after finding bad blocks?

I've been watching a SMART enabled HDD closely recently (connected to an OSX Server, which is not very helpful with SMART output out of the box). The drive is definitely failing- the heads click, ...
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Good way to simulate a disk failure in vSphere

I need to be able to demonstrate SQL Server recovery procedures and since our DBs are all virtualized and using a SAN for backend storage, I need to know what the best way is to simulate a disk ...
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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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Should I 'run in' one disk of a new RAID 1 pair to decrease the chance of a similar failure time?

I'm setting up a RAID1 array of two new 4TB hard drives. I heard somewhere previously, that making a RAID1 array of new identical hard drives bought at the same time, increased the chance that they ...
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HP ProLiant disk failure, proceed or do not proceed

We have a HP proliant DL385 G7 server that’s a vmware ESXI host with a failed hard drive – the drive is a HP SAS-MDL, 7.2 K, 2TB. When we boot the server we get the attached message and we are not ...
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Recovering a RAID5 with 2 disks out of the array

I don't want to approach this in a trial-and-error manner as I know this is the best thing to do if I want to loose my data. I have a server with 4*2TB disks in RAID5 (yes I know it's not wise) on a ...
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MacBooks are destroying SSDs

I'm opening this topic to find the cause of our SSD failure rate of +50%. We work with Mac (13" Macbook Pro & 13" Macbook Air), with installations of both Mac OSX Mountain Lion and Ubuntu. 90% of ...
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How can you force linux software raid not to disable a disk for recovery?

I'm trying to recover data from a RAID5 array. 2 of my 4 disks unexpectedly failed at the same time. I am able to start the array by forcing it. mdadm --assemble --scan --force The array starts up ...
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Replace HP Smart Array E200i without losing data

I've got a Smart Array 200i which seems to have some bad slots (slot 3 and slot 5). It doesn't matter what HD I put in these slots, it keeps telling me the drive is bad. My question is two-fold: Is ...
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How to change / replace a failed “system” disk on EMC Clariion CX500?

On the first DAE, the first 5 disks are considered "special" because they host the OS of the storage array. One of those 5 disks is faulty : what is the procedure to change it? By the way, what ...
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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SMART: Raw Read Error Rate Errors on Mirrored Drives

Thanks for reading. I have a pair of 150GB WD Velociraptors that have failed SMART status. The only fail they have is the Raw Read Error Rate, which is as follows. .........Status:....Value:.......
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linux raid 1: right after replacing and syncing one drive, the other disk fails - understanding what is going on with mdstat/mdadm

We have an old RAID 1 Linux server (Ubuntu Lucid 10.04), with four partitions. A few days ago /dev/sdb failed, and today we noticed /dev/sda had pre-failure ominous SMART signs (~4000 reallocated ...
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Age replacement policy for hard disks and SSDs at servers

I'm planing an age replacement policy for our storage and servers. Most of them are for DBs and some for images (static content) so yes, they have an huge I/O everytime. Also, we use Samsung 840 Pro ...
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KVM LVM-based guest… kernel: Buffer I/O error on device. Failing drive?

Currently setting up a small KVM host to run a few VMs for a small business. The server has 2 drives in software md RAID 1, then I have it set as a PV in an LVM setup. Guests and hosts are all CentOS ...
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S.M.A.R.T - Predictive Failure Count

I'm monitoring my IBM ServeRAID M5015 controller for RAID status with MegaCLI, I have this on one of the disk : Enclosure Device ID: 252 Slot Number: 6 Enclosure position: 0 Device Id: 14 Sequence ...
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A faulty Caviar Blue hard drive?

We have a small "homemade" server running fully updated Debian Wheezy (amd64). One hard drive installed: WDC WD6400AAKS. The motherboard is ASUS M4N68T V2. The usual load: CPU: an average of 20% ...
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Raid0 assemble disk again?

Our server recently suffered a disk failure, so our hosting provider put a new Disk in with CentOS so we can login and see if we can recover the data. We had 2 x 120 GB SSD drives in software RAID0 ...
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Is it safe to place write-intensive partitions on an SSD (in an SSD+HDD system)?

I'm setting up a (sort of) powerful workstation for SW development work on Linux. It's a Xeon system with multiple cores, 32GB memory, a large HDD and a 120 GB SSD (Samsung MZ7WD120HAFV a.k.a. SM843T)...
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re-use after logical failure [closed]

I may not have enough information for a good answer but here goes. I have a home ubuntu server with one wd 1.5 TB hard drive that was about 1.5 years old. After a 2-week shutdown it wouldn't boot. ...
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Smartarray hpacucli command not showing individual drive status

Having a problem with the HPACUCLI cmd on linux, at boot a hp p600 card is reporting an error, but I'm unable to determine which drive it is. Instead of listing the separate drive status, I get one ...
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ZFS Reporting (on FreeBSD and Linux via ZoL)

As a longtime mdadm user is was just experiencing a disk error and remembered that I configured a Auto Mail reporting for mdadm on disk errors. Therefore i just had to insert my Mail address inside /...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 SAS HDD

I am getting problem in HP Proliant ML350 G5. Some few days back one of the SAS HDD failed. It was 146GB SAS 15krpm HDD. We got new one which is 146GB SAS 10k rpm HDD. Its on RAID 1(1+0) configuration....
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How can I detect hard drive failures? [closed]

I am in charge of a large number of Windows servers. Recently, many have been reporting hard drive errors with event codes 11 and 55. CHKDSK indicates that the drives are fine most of the time. What ...
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HDD Failed in Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a windows server 2008 r2 installed dedicated server. Our provider moved our server to their new data center location recently. After this process, we cannot able to open our server. They ...
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Understanding the S.M.A.R.T. values from a Synology 1812+ device

I have a Synology 1812+ NAS with 8 3TB drives configured as RAID 5. Its running DSM 4.1. It was purchased to replace USB drives, consolidate storage and short term OS X backups using Time Machine. ...
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How to recover resize2fs failure

I was resizing my hard drive last night and was not successful. My system and drives are local on an ESXi 5.1 vm. I'm running Debian 6 x64 and have a 2TB mount that I was resizing. It was about 1.8T ...
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reliably and automatically determine connection path of physical position of HDD from /dev/sdX device file

This is kind of a FAQ, but all the answers I found so far are not suited for full automation, which is what I need. So here it goes again. In Linux: Is there a reliable way to resolve the udev ...
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Linux mdadm RAID5 data recovery with one drive failed, one drive failing

Improbably I had two drives fail in the same Raid5 array within 2 weeks of one another. Which means the array is dead. Yes yes hot spares not being lazy about replacing the failed drive I know. But ...
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Failing disks in RAID array - strategy suggestions required

I have a linux based software RAID 5 array. SMART has just started to send me emails complaining that one of the 5 disks has a Current Pending Sector Count of 9 and also an Offline Uncorrectable Count ...