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Rebuilding RAID 10 array with two failed drives

I have dedicated server with 4 HDD in hardware RAID 10 configuration and It worked fine until yesterday, when It started to crash randomly on couple minutes. I’ve contacted my data center and they’ve ...
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moving raid 10 to another identical server both on Smart Array 6i controllers

I have dead HP DL 380G4 with RAID 1+0 with 1 logical volume from 4x72GB drives on built-in Smart Array 6i 128Mb BBWC. It was shut down properly. It seems it was usual death for Proliant with ILO led ...
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RAID 1 configuration does not show after installation

I used the HP Smart Array Configuration utility to setup a RAID 1 array (hardware P400 controller) using four disks. I created 2 logical drives with physical hard drive 2 mirroring drive 1 (o/s ...
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New harddisc in RAID fails after only a few days

Last weekend I had to replace one harddisc in a RAID 1 on a PERC/5i controller because it reported it as failed. After replacing the disc it worked for 5 days and then the controller started ...
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internal RAID (on PCIe 3.0) versus external Thunderbolt RAID like Pegasus R6

I want to build up a new server-config in a small SOHO environment for some virtual machines (VmWare Workstation), like Firewall/VPN or Win8-WS for external access, etc. Some VM’s will be heavily ...
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Possible bad raid card / hard disks (LSI 9261-8i)

I am in a bit of bad spot at the moment, i have a dedicated server hosted by someone else, it has a LSI 9261-8i raid card installed, attached is: 3x300GB SAS 15K rpm disks (in RAID5) 5x2TB SATA ...
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Manually recovering a RAID5 array, how to approach?

Basic situation: I'm looking to manually reconstruct a RAID5 array for which the controller has lost the configuration. To complicate matters, the volume is encrypted with full disk encryption (to ...
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Configure raid for IBM x3200 M2

I have a x3200 server and I have planing to use raid 1 for mirroring Sata Hardisk . I am searching on google to find raid server manager for x3200 , but no luck . Is there another way to configure ...
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RAID 50 24Port Fast Writes Slow Reads - Ubuntu

What is going on here?! I am baffled. serveradmin@FILESERVER:/Volumes/MercuryInternal/test$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/Volumes/MercuryInternal/test/test.fs bs=4096k count=10000 10000+0 records in ...
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Ordering new Virtualization Hosts - Do I need a Raid controller if my storage is shared?

I am planning to order some new servers. It crossed my mind that I can reduce my costs a bit if I do not order a raid controller. The logic behind, is that my storage is on a shared storage server, ...
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linux hardware raid 10 / lvm / virtual machine partition alignment and filesystem optimization

I've been reading everything I can find about partition alignment and filesystem optimization (ext4 and xfs) but still don't know enough to be confident in setting up my current configuration. My ...
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How to check HDD health in Linux

I am facing issue with my HDD and I need to know what is the command or application to check the Health of the HDD in LINUX REDHAT
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Is it okay to shut down Adaptec 5085 / MSA60 raid for 5 hours?

Adaptec Raid 5085 with no battery (on the raid card) 6 MSA60s Raid 10 Big APC UPS with low load Our building power needs to go out for 5 hours. Is it okay to shut down the raid ...
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Can I use tw_cli migrate to grow a RAID10 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one by one with larger drives?

Can I use tw_cli migrate to grow a RAID10 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one by one with larger drives? (And the array was rebuilt after each replacement operation.) I am ...
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Do I need to rebuild the array after putting in a new hot spare?

So my experience with RAID is minimal. So I figured I'd come and ask here. We have a 16 drive RAID system that have 15 drives in RAID 5 with a hot spare left over. Recently one of the drives in the ...
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Do raid controllers syncronize HDD platter rotation?

I'm in the market for a new storage solution. While researching various specs one of my coworkers said that some raid controllers can synchronize HDD rotation to the effect of all drives' sector/block ...
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Poweredge R710 configuring RAID 10 with one disk missing

I have ordered Poweredge R710 server with 4 diskas planning to configure them as RAID10. However I only got 3 disks delivered (4th will be delivered in 10 days). I am wondering can I create RAID10 ...
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RAID Controller Link Speed

I was wondering what sequential speed should I expect from a RAID controller that has 1 x MiniSAS 6Gbps port. In the product details -> Data Transfer Rates: Up to 6Gb/s per port Does this MiniSAS ...
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LSI 9260-8i w/ 6 256gb SSDs - RAID 5, 6, 10, or bad idea overall?

We're provisioning a new production server for our reasonably busy website. Our choice of host have available a 6 drive configuration with a LSI 9260-8i card. My initial thought was to fill all six ...
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Maxed out disk space on RAID10. Thoughts on moving forward?

I have (4) 146GB HDD set to a RAID10 on one server. I have now run out of disk space and I would like to increase it, however, I do not have any available slots to install more HDD's and no available ...
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sqlserver 2005 sp3 poor performance and scheduled job failing

When executing the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 best practices analyzer, I am getting some reported as follow: The Outdated system driver [C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe] of System that can cause ...
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Adaptec 2405 “Knight Rider” LEDs - fault?

I have an Adaptec 2405 installed on ESXi 5.0. When the card is idle, it flashes the red LEDs back and forth, Knight Rider -style, just like this video. Is this normal, or is this a fault? I have dug ...
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Can't enter HP SmartArray P410 RAID ORCA set-up on HP ProLiant DL320G6

I've just installed an HP SmartArray P410 controller into my HP ProLiant DL320G6 server. The controller seems detected by the server BIOS (it shows up in controllers list in the BIOS set-up), hard ...
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Possible to migrate RAID 10 system from 2TB Seagate to 2TB WD?

A couple of our servers have ST32000641AS (2TB Seagate desktop drives) in RAID 10 using an Adaptec 2405 controller. I've been told by Adaptec that this is a bad idea and we have, in fact, already ...
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Linux: How to align partition and file system on hardware RAID

I have a test box (PowerEdge 2950) with a Perc 6/i and 4x 15.5k SAS drives attached (with 512 byte block sizes). These are in a single RAID 5 virtual disk with a 64KB chunk size. I am creating a ...
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Dell 2950 - Can I mix SSD with spindle HDDs?

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i controller inside it. I don't want to spark a debate about drive types and which is "better" etc etc. Just simply; I would like to put in 2x Cheetah 15.5k SAS ...
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RAID Controller Compatibility HP ProLiant DL360 G5/6 for DL380 G5

I'm sorry if this question is kind of stupid, but I wonder... Is it possible to use the RAID Controller from a DL360 G5/G6 for a DL380 G5? You see, we have several decommissioned DL360 G5/G6 lying ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 how use “raw” disk instead hardware raid Perc 5/i

I have Dell PowerEdge 1950 with hardware raid Perc 5/i. I want use software raid md/lvm. Is any way to totally disable this raid and see "raw" sata disks? I play alot with BIOS , enable SATA, ...
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IBM ServeRAID 8k level 1 critical

This is my setup: Lenovo ThinkServer RD140 IBM ServeRAID 8k controller Four Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard discs, organised in two RAID-1 arrays Now the third disk is defunct (orange light flashing). ...
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Grub2 won't install on fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server installation

I have a hardware RAID 1 which seems to be recognized find by the Ubuntu installer. I choose the "Entire Disk - Guided" partition strategy and accept the defaults, writing them to disk. When it ...
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Non-volatile cache RAID controllers: what kind of protection is there against NVCACHE failure?

The battery back-up (BBU) model: admin enables write-back cache with BBU writes are cached to the RAID controller's RAM (major performance benefit) the battery saves uncommitted and cached data in ...
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IBM xSeries 226 RAID and windows server 2003 setup

I have an IBM xSeries 226 server and I am trying to set up windows 2003 from its original cd. servers specifications are 1 cpu 4 Gb ram 72X3 scsi disks. I dont know anything about servers this is my ...
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Server with 3ware 8006-2LP won't stop beeping

A server I support startet beeping. One of the RAID-1 disks had an error. I replaced the disk and rebuilt the array, but the server won't stop beeping and one of the drive enclosures is blinking. I ...
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Removing or Adding a disk to a HP MSA60 array crashes everything

I am really new to RAIDs and all that goes along with them. I simply added a disk (same 500mb size and part number) into the MSA60 raid enclosure and basically everything started going wrong. The ...
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3ware 9550SX(U) Not appearing to OSs

I have a 3ware 9550SX(U) that doesn't show up to OSs. This is strange because LSI says Openfiler(Linux) has native drivers in the kernel. Also when Int 13 catches I get a list of the 6 Drives I have ...
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Ubuntu Server: Partitioning large hardware raids

I am trying to set up a storage server which has a hardware raid controller and 15x3 TB harddrives. This server is a dedicated server from hetzner.de and I am using the default setup routine ...
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RAID 5 with hot spare or RAID 6 for Production System running two virtual Servers

We are buying a dual hex core ibm x3650 with 64 GB RAM and 7x300 GB HDD. This server is hosting two virtual servers, web server and database server. I am using Double take high availability to ...
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Replace a 3.5" hard drive in a RAID 5 array with an SSD?

With a 3ware 9650SE on Debian 6, can I replace a drive in a RAID 5 array with an SSD? The goal would be to eventually replace each 3.5" hard drive in the array with SSDs. Is there anything I should ...
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Move OS from Software RAID (PERC S300) to Hardware RAID (PERC H700/H800)

A client of ours has a server running Windows that is installed on a PERC S300 software RAID. We want to upgrade this to a larger capacity, so we are also upgrading to a hardware RAID card (PERC ...
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Alternative RAID Controller to an Adaptec 3805 [closed]

Our server room has a HP DL180 G5 with 8 disks (RAID 6) and a flakey Adaptec 3805 RAID controller. I want to replace this controller as I don't trust it (See my first post for more details if you want ...
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Horrible performing RAID

I have a small GlusterFS Cluster with two storage servers providing a replicated volume. Each server has 2 SAS disks for the OS and logs and 22 SATA disks for the actual data striped together as a ...
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raid5 configuration on new dell server, sbs, win2008r2

Looking for a bit guidance configuring hardware raid on a new dell t610, I am basically trying to install Hyper-vR2 as the parent OS, then I will run SBS11 and WIin2008R2 virtually on top of that. ...
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Monitor LSI 3ware raid controller on ESXi

This concerns a server that runs ESXi (v. 4.x or 5.x) installed on drives that are configured into a raid10 using an LSI 3ware 97050 raid controller. I would like to know if there is a way to monitor ...
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Raid-5 Performance per spindle scaling

So I am stuck in a corner, I have a storage project that is limited to 24 spindles, and requires heavy random Write (the corresponding read side is purely sequential). Needs every bit of space on my ...
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Slow disk transfer rate

I have problem with slow disk transfer rate. It's static files server for our website. I was making backup of data and noticed that tar is very slow. So I did hdparm -t and... hdparm -t /dev/sda3 ...
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Linux - real-world hardware RAID controller tuning (scsi and cciss)

Most of the Linux systems I manage feature hardware RAID controllers (mostly HP Smart Array). They're all running RHEL or CentOS. I'm looking for real-world tunables to help optimize performance for ...
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MegaRaid damaging disk by set a drive to “Offline”?

I wanted to test performance in a RAID10 with a "damaged drive". To simulate this situation I've set a single drive to "Offline" by using this command: MegaCli -PDOffline -PhysDrv [45:12] -aAll The ...
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What are the good ways to migrate a RAID array to bigger disks?

I'm looking to replace my hard-drives with bigger-ones and I would like to know what are the best practices in doing this. I have a HP ProLiant with its 256MB version of RAID controller: 03:00.0 RAID ...
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Megaware Raid 10

I have 22 disks and would like to create a Raid 10. Unfortunately my raid controller (MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i) is only capable to handle 8 arrays within a RAID 10. Because of that I could only use 16 ...
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HP StorageWorks MSA60 SAS attached enclosure: how to manage online on Windows?

We have a HP StorageWorks MSA60 SAS attached enclosure, with 12x1Tb SATA disks, connected to a P800 controller. Until now, they were used with a Linux server under the control of an external company. ...