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IBM MegaRAID Storage Manager, Build RAID1 from existing disk

Recently my RAID Controller went FUBARBUNDY and decided to drop my RAID1. The server would not boot since then. According IBM support expert, rebuilding that RAID array would wipe data on both disks. ...
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Intel RAID controller cannot open BIOS and doesn't recognize hard drives

I recently bought a second-hand Intel RAID controller (SRCSASLS4I) for my Ubuntu server setup (YunoHost actually). I connected 3 hard drives that had previously been used for a software RAID (I did ...
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RAID 5 - disk rebuild and strip data

we have a raid 5 with 12 ssds plus 2 spares and one came to fail, now one of two of spares is active and a rebuild is happening: in raid 5 data is striped in all disks or it is stored in each disk ...
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Safe and beneficial to enable HD disk cache for disks in RAID, or not?

Dell Perc RAID cards (among others) allow you to set the disk cache policy to be either on (meaning, the individual hard disks use their built-in caches) or off (meaning, the individual disk caches ...
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driver installation failed on Oracle Linux7.1 :“no ios files found on sda1”

Hardware-RAID installation failed. I have similar problem for this. How to load hpvsa.ko (RAID controller B120i) module in Centos 7.1, (seems no longer supported)? But a little different. ...
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What is recommended size of hard disk for a Server?

I have heard that large hardisk >= 1TB are not recommended on the server because they can cause synching issues if one fails + their chances of failure is greater over a longer period of time as the ...
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Raid 50 on Dell Perc H700 Integrated Resynching state

I have Raid 50 configured on a Xenserver host with a Perc H700 card and a few weeks ago, replaced a disk which had failed. The raid had rebuilt and I am now checking the status of the array via ...
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Lost Partition on x3650

I have a RAID6 array with 1 logical drive. 3.7TB. The partition has been lost. I've tried several program to recover the partition. The most promising of the bunch was MiniTool Partition Wizard. It ...
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How can I find out my centos RAID setup, with a LSI MegaRAID SAS 2108 controller?

I've bought an auction box from Hetzner which allegedly has 4 3TB drives in it. As a relative newb to this sort of thing I just want to see some reassurances on the command line that this is all ...
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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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load balancing in multiple hardware raid arrays - soft raid 0 acceptable?

We have a central storage server (PowerEdge R720) serving shared files to an HPC cluster, and it has two hardware RAID controllers attached (PERC H810, each driving 2 MD1200 enclosures filled with ...
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Adding New Drives to Dell R720 in RAID 1 Configuration w/ Dell Lifecycle Controller

I have a Dell R720 with two 136GB drives set up on an existing virtual disc running RAID 1. I've run out of room, purchased two additional 600GB SAS 15K drives I'd like to set up for RAID 1 also to be ...
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How can I enable caching on the RAID card or Hard Disk(s)

I've got a HP ML350 G5 server running 6 disks as two RAID-5 configurations. This server has been notifying me of an empty battery on the E200i card. This seems to result in disabled cache: read and ...
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3rd party HDDs in Dell Poweredge r805

I have a Dell Poweregde R805 Server that came with two 147GB 10K SAS drives. To stack up the storage on this machine, i purchased two SATA drives (HGST Travelstar Z7K500, 500GB, 7200RPM, SATA III). ...
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Converting from RAID 1 to RAID 0

We have 2 x 600GB SAS 15K drives configured in RAID 1 through a PERC H710 RAID controller in a PowerEdge R620. Question. Can we convert this to RAID 0 without having need for a OS reinstall? If so, ...
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PCI RAID Controller Card bandwith for a RAID1 array of SATA III drives

I want to build a hardware RAID1 setup with two HDDs (SATA3, 7200, 64MB cache) and I'm looking at two, almost the same, Adaptec cards (6405E vs 6805E) The 6405E is PCI-E 2.0 x1 while the 6805E is ...
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Stress Test Hard Drive attached to a LSI controller on Hyper-V

I have a LSI 9265-8i controller running on Hyper-V. How can I stress-test the hard disks in-situ? I'd like to test things like iOPS, seek times etc.
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Can I stripe 2 volumes on the operating system drive?

I'm new to system administration and I'm not really sure if this is possible. Our server supports up to 4 x 2 TB drives. We need a drive larger than 2TB for a particular use. We also need redundancy ...
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LSI Raid controller: identifying failing hard disk (MegaCLI)

Info: I have a LSI 9265-8i controller. It's been running pretty well for two years. More recently it looks like a drive may be failing - no errors reported and no media issues reported when viewing ...
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Are RAID 5 systems suitable for larger disk sizes?

Why is it generally considered that RAID 5 systems are not suitable for larger disk sizes? Is the same true for RAID 6?
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HP 420i disk controller in Gen8 ProLiant fails to detect third-party disks

I have some fresh out of the box HP Proliant Generation 8 servers which have the HP 420i disk controllers built into the motherboard. Once upon a time the disk controller was a PCI card but now in Gen ...
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Rotate entire disk set in RAID0 array?

We have a Lenovo RD430 with a RAID 500 controller. Installed in the server are 6x 4TB drives configured as 2x RAID0 arrays of 3x 4TB each, however, we also have another 3x identical 4TB drives and ...
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IBM x3550 7978-5GU ServeRAID 8k-l Firmware Corrupted

I was experiencing the server running slow with a new installation. I started updating firmware and during the upgrade of the ServeRAID firmware to 17003, we had a power hiccup and the server shut ...
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What is RAID 5 write logic with 8 drives running SQL 2008?

We recently had a raid array fail on a SQL 2008 server with 8 x 73GB drives. (Dell 2950). There were two drives that went bad (one had been bad for a few months it seems and was not caught...). To ...
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Data recover hardware raid vs zfs pool

How does one recover data after disk failure in zfs software raid or Synology hw raid? Is it easier , less corruption in one or other ? Is one more susceptible to write corruptions than other ? ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 TLS plus Hardware RAID

I have just completed hadrware installation of my new RAID server which will run with Ubuntu Server OS. I have installed Ubuntu Server OS and everything run seemingly without problems. However, I ...
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What are the Pros & Cons of Software RAID vs Hardware RAID of 4xSSD(512Gig) in RAID10?

I'm getting this server: Supermicro SuperServer 6018R-TDW It comes with this motherboard: Supermicro X10DDW-i I've decided going with 4xSSD(512Gb) in a RAID10. My server is busy with a demanding ...
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What are the pros & cons of 4xSSD(512Gig) in a RAID10 vs. 2xSSD(1Tb) no RAID?

Lots of read and write operations that my current setup of 4xSAS15k drives in RAID10 is having made me think of a new fast storage. My server is busy with a demanding database, lots of pages, php ...
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R610 PERC 6iR - Incompatible with SATA

I purchased a couple R610 servers which has been a constant source of frustration lately. I got a heck of a deal on them with a single 2.93 Ghz processor and 96GB RAM, so I cannibalized one and got a ...
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Is it possible to use Dell PERC H710 on a Dell R710/R610 server?

Dell ships R710 with older RAID card H700 which has LSI 2108 chip and ships R720 with H710 card which has LSI 2208 chip. LSI 2208 is much better with SSDs in terms of performance. I was wondering if ...
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How can I debug a “missing” hp raid card?

I have a DL380G6 running great with a P800 and P410i, but I wanted to upgrade the P800 to a P812. I now have both controllers plugged in. In the BIOS I have the option of selecting the 410i or the 800 ...
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Should I be concerned by frequent RAID warning message (unexpected sense - command aborted)?

I have a Fujitsu host (PRIMERGY RX300 S6) running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V (Version 6.1) with two virtual servers (one Windows Server 2008 R2 and one Windows Server 2012). Our 25 employees ...
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How to monitor and rebuild hardware RAID in ESXi?

I'm currently putting together some ideas for a new VMHost using ESXi with RAID 5 to replace 3 aging ESXi hosts that have no RAID. However I can't seem to find any good info explaining how to monitor ...
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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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HW Raid controller error

On one of my old servers when i was randomly checking for system messages /var/log/messages in this Redhat case. I came across this message Mar 9 12:11:46 app-prod kernel: 3w-9xxx: scsi0: ERROR: ...
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Server destroying and burning my Hard Drives [closed]

Before I start, let me inform you that I have been working as an IT Manager for large international companies for my whole life, and I have received masters degree from IT technology. I therefore ...
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ThinkServer RD440 raid mess

Does anybody have experience dealing with raid config on these new Thinkpad servers? My problem is the following: In order to be able boot this server I must put the drives to RAID1 to create an SCM ...
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Red Hat installation on HP ProLiant does not detect hard drive

I have an HP ProLiant BL460C Gen8 having real hardware RAID. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise x86_64 bit on an HP ProLiant (iLO 4) server with an Array of 2 hard drives configured as RAID1. ...
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Dell RAID controller and 36TB storage [closed]

I've been back and forth with Dell about their RAID cards for a PowerEdge R710 server. So far half the customer service people who I spoke too said it would work, the other half said no. My question ...
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Hardware Raid6 - Which FS and mountoptions + basic questions

I've got a new system (Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD), including 2*Megaraid 9271-8i controller+cachecade & BBU connected to the backplanes of the case. Each controller has 8 WD RED 3TB (4096 Physical ...
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LSI SAS BIOS Pred Fail

So, Today I installed 2 new drives in my server, and the LSI SAS BIOS is stating Pred Fail Yes. What could I do about this, and what does Pred Fail Yes Mean? We need the server for backups, and we ...
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Finding out which cciss disk is what /dev/sdX disk (smartmontools & cciss raid controller)

I have a HP server, which has a hardware RAID array (that mostly isn't being used for raiding, the disks are just passed through to the Linux OS). I have 6 SSD disks. 2 are riad mirrored together by ...
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RAID disk size is slightly more than 500

In my shop we have a number of Windows 7 machines from HP which have hardware RAID 1. Some of them have Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 disks rated at 500.1 GB. If I have to replace one of these disks due ...
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Replacing HP P410 with P420 and keeping the data

Would it be possible to replace HP P410 raid card with a HP P420 raid card while keeping the data? I've replaced P410 with P410 without any issues obviously. I believe they use the same software, so ...
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How to recover from raid 5 failure of 2 disks with tw_cli?

I have hardware raid 5 of 12 disks, 2 of them died and the data is not accessible anymore. I was told that even though 2 disks died, some of the data might be recoverable. My hosting provider replaced ...
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Install of H700 controller in dell R610

We have just brought a refurbished dell R610 2 X 6 Core X5650, 96G Ram, SAS 6ir Raid Controller, 2 X Fujitsu MBC2073RC 2.5-Inch 15K 73GB SAS Hard Drive. We are going to also be installing additional ...
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SW ZFS vs. HW RAID controller

I run a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE webserver, and I have 2 sata HDD on a HW RAID1 controller, but when I installed the OS, it won't do it on a ZFS filesystem (for mirroring as I intended to) but I was ...
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Does hardware RAID1 offer significant advantages to S/W RAID in a computer cluster that's highly redundant?

I'm about to set up a Linux cluster of 5 physical server nodes (more nodes to be added later, probably). the cluster will be managed by Proxmox (and yes, it works in software RAID) shared storage ...
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How does LSI MegaRAID actually lay out RAID10 sets?

I'm trying to set up a RAID10 set on an LSI MegaRAID controller. It is unclear to me how the RAID controller will actually lay out the RAID set on the physical drives. Part of the problem is that ...
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 - Hard Drive Configuration?

I have a HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 box. I installed a 4tb drive and created a simple array. The raid controller saw the entire drive. I then used IP 6.1 to install Windows Server 2012 Standard. IP ...