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How to reset Areca RAID card built-in SAS expander password?

I just bought used ARC-1882IX-12 card but the seller forgot password to the SAS expander. The web management worked well with default "0000" password. How to reset it ?
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What are the consequences of a hot-spare dying during an array rebuild?

We've experienced a failure of the hot-spare during reconstruction of a failed disk in a RAID5 array. As it seems, we actually lost some data over this, at least the storage bay is giving I/O read ...
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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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HP P410 “Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Failed” How to fix?

I'm using HP P410 raid card with BBU with 12 x 3TB drives on RAID50 After a power outage at the datacenter, the hpacucli shows this: Parity Initialization Status: Initialization Failed However, all ...
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Poor read performance on Dell Perc H200 RAID10 with (4) 1TB 7200rpm 64MB drives

I am seeing only 50MB/s reads: ensnare@box:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda [sudo] password for ensnare: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 4592 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2296.48 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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RAID can't rebuild Rebuild offen missing HDD

First i would likes to say the raid configurations of my server. Intel RAID 10(4*1TB HDD) two from wd, 1 from hitachi, 1 from seagate + 1 seagate as hot spare Here goes the problem the last hdd ...
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How to create degraded raid6 array using megacli

There is a server with few disks. And - a new server with PERC controller. I would like to migrate existing data into a new server to raid6 which uses 6 disks(4+2). Unfortunly - i don't have enought ...
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RAID-5: Two disks failed simultaneously?

We have a Dell PowerEdge T410 server running CentOS, with a RAID-5 array containing 5 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB SATA disks. Yesterday the system crashed (I don't know how exactly and I don't have any ...
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Connecting two mini-SAS SFF-8087 together

I was wondering if it is possible to connect two SFF-8087 ends together. I have two mini-SAS cables in my server. The server is from HP and both cables are from the local HP reseller. One SAS cable ...
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HP ProLiant G6 w/ P410i controller not recognizing ST1000NX0363 drive

I've purchased a new Seagate ST1000NX0363 HDD for my HP ProLiant DL360 G6 Rackmount server. I've installed the drive into one of the hot-swap bays, but unfortunately the P410i controller doesn't seem ...
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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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How to connect SAS cable to P440 Cable [closed]

We just bought a brand new HP Smart Array P440, we placed it in the PCI and the server did detect the RAID controller. I want to connect the disks to the raid controller but the slot on the Smart ...
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Areca 1880i RAID card doesn't initialize: “Waiting for F/W to become ready”

During a kickstart installation (Centos 6.0) of a server having this hardware: Areca 1880i 8-port SAS RAID PCIe 512MB cache Areca Battery Backup Module 6 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 64MB ...
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LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i RAID1 disk expansion

I have a RAID1 setup with two 3TB disk, is it possible for me to buy two 4TB disk and expand my DiskGroup?
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Creating a 2nd virtual disk with PERC H700

I currently have just 1 virtual disk set up with raid 0 for my OS, and would like to create a 2nd virtual disk for just storage. Will I have any data loss/issues with the existing virtual disk by ...
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Upgrade hard drives to larger size in a RAID 1 Setup on Dell T7500

I have a dell T7500 computer. I currently have 2 300GB drives in RAID1. I would like to replace these drives with 2 2TB drives that I have and keep the data that is currently installed on the drives....
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Areca - expanding a raid by swapping out disks for larger ones

What I am looking to do is, one by one, replace the drives in my current raid array (in a 1680i). After the drives are replaced by their larger counterparts, I want to do an online expand of the ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6: Does the RAID rebuild automatically?

A SAS HDD in our ML350 is faulty. We're buying a new one and I wanted to ask if I can just take out the faulty one and insert the new one with the server on to let it rebuild the raid or any manual ...
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Converting to Hardware Raid from default Software Raid, backplane 1 connector A0 is not connected Issue.

I have a newer Dell R330 server that came with three 128GB SSD's as well as a software raid S130. After setting up a Raid 1 with single hot spare, I realized that ESXI is not fully compatible with ...
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Install CentOS 7 on HP dl120 gen9 server with b140i raid controller

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 on a HP DL120 gen 9 server with a b140i controller. I have 4 1TB HDD setup in a raid 1+0 and the CentOS installer doesn't seem to recognize the logical drive created ...
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megacli - Losing a VD and it's disk changing to unconfigured(bad)

I am running into an odd issue with a RAID-0 Virtual Disk that was created with just one physical disk. That disk was accidentally pulled and reinserted and during that time the VD vanished. This is ...
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Will a H310 Mini or a H200 support Samsung SSDs (840/850 Pros)?

I've been searching around and struggling to find out of a H310 Mini or a H200 will run Samsung 840/850 Pros. I know Dell have their officially branded SSDs, but unfortunately cost is a major issue ...
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Is a PERC310 Mini compatible with an R610?

I'm going to purchase an R610 soon which is sans RAID card. The spec sheet lists 2x PCIe x8 + 1 "storage x4" slot. However none of the X10 series cards are listed on the spec sheet. I presume that's ...
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Which raid array will be best practices with seven 1.2 tb hdd system

I have a server which have seven 1.2 tb hard disks. I have to create raid array but i don't decide which raid i use? First of all, first and most important matter is security. At any cost i must not ...
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How to monitor the hard disk status behind Dell PERC H710 Raid Controller with CentOS 6?

I have a Dell server running CentOS 6 using PERC H710 Raid Controller card with Raid 5 setup and I want to monitor the hard disk failure/working status behind the Raid Controller. Then I should be ...
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Expanding a RAID 5 partitions on Dell T610 with PERC 6 with Windows 2008 R2

Here is my dilemma fellas, I have a Dell Poweredge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID controller running on Windows Server 2008 R2. OLD configuration: 3 x 1 TB SAS Drives in RAID 5 configuration I ...
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find out RAID level on HP DL360 server

I have a HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 server which has three physical 900GB HDDs. Those three HDDs are in some sort of hardware RAID setup. RAID controller is HP 3239 and it uses hpsa driver. For OS it ...
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RAID level confusion (MegaCli vs megasasctl output)

I'm utterly new to working with LSI MegaRAID controllers and I'm confused as to what RAID level I am actually running. My server is equipped with 4 disks, 4TB each and I would like to have them ...
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Server 2012 R2 — Using Storage spaces with hardware RAID?

I'm studying for MCSA using Server 2012 R2. I'm running a Dell r610 rack server with a perc6/i controller for hardware raid. Hardware raid is set up with a virtual array in a RAID 10 configuration. ...
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Slow RAID & system performance on large file write

I'm moving a large VHD file to a new VM host over the network. I've checked and double checked every point of bottlenecking here and it is 100% the server doing the writing causing an issue. It's a ...
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Remove spare from OS array, add to data array

OK, from what I've been seeing online (including at this link Repurpose spare drive in HP ProLiant RAID 5 array) it should be pretty simple to do what I need. I just want to get confirmation, since I ...
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IBM BladeCenter S RAID Battery Backup replacement

Does anybody know if is possible to replace the battery inside of a "IBM BladeCenter RAID Battery Backup Module" (p/n 22R6649) ? The battery is a double 4.8V 3500mAh (P/N 17P8979) and is easy to find ...
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Does ESXi 6.0 Support any PCIe x1 SATA RAID Controllers?

I'm trying to find a PCIe x1 SATA RAID controller, that is supported by ESXi 6. I've spent hours searching the ESXi compatibility site, however I have yet to come across one. Is this a fruitless ...
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HP SmartArray Rebuild Logical Drive without data loss

First, let me explain our situation: We had an HP server with a RAID 1 over 2 drives (for the OS) and a RAID 5 over 4 drives (for VM data). The raid recently failed. I say the word failed very ...
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Can I detect hardware RAID infromation from inside Linux?

When I'm inside of Linux, I can get the following information from lsblk (irrelevant drives removed from output): NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 298G 0 disk sdb 8:...
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Failed Dell PowerEdge T410: Move Hardware RAID PERC H700: 3 x 300GB SAS (1 faulty) to 2nd T410 for Disk Cloning & Boot

Failed Dell PowerEdge T410: Move Hardware RAID PERC H700: 3 x 300GB SAS (1 faulty) to 2nd T410 for Disk Cloning & Boot FYI - PRE QUESTION CONTEXT: We barely got the original T410 up once ...
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Right way to Migrate bootable Windows Server 2008 SP2 from RAID 5 Vdisk to RAID 0 or Single SATA and ensure Booting?

Did the following 2 identical blank 1 TB SATA drives: Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to RAID 0 Drive on Controller Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to SATA Drive on Motherboard SATA Port Using ...
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LVM and RAID setup

I am relatively new to LVM and RAID. I have a Server (HP ProLiant) with a Hardware Raid (RocketRaid 2710). Given two HHDs (500 GB) I wanted to setup RAID 1 (Mirroring). When installing Ubuntu I made ...
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Hardware RAID configuration on Linux

I have a linux server with a RAID controller and 6 HD (4TB each). I want to mount a calculus server and I am thinking in two possible configurations: Hardware RAID 10 using 6 HD (only 12TB available ...
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Checking RAID events log or history of a Smart Array P400 in a HP ProLiant DL380 G5 server

In a rack-mounted HP ProLiant DL380 G5 server, running Linux (RHEL - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - version 5.9, 64-bit): after a shutdown and power on, one of 4 hard disks of a Logical Drive using ...
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LSI iBBU07 troubleshoot: BBU not detected?

I have bought a used LSI iBBU07 for my LSI 3ware SAS 9750-8i RAID card. And now the card cannot detect the BBU even though I have seemingly installed it correctly. I would like to know that: Is ...
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Replace faulty Dell PERC 5/i controller without losing data

Is it possible to replace a 5/i controller without losing the data on the array? Can I import this as a foreign configuration? Any "gotchas" or tips to make this smoother?
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How to make individual disk as logical/physical disks from HP smart array

Hi I have an HP server DL Gen 8, running ubuntu Trusty. I have hpssacli running. If you see my config below I have 6 unassigned drives. I can easily create a RAID config, that's not the issue. But ...
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Add a new disk to raid1 on LSI Logic SAS1064E B1 controller

I've a trouble with my (two disks) RAID1 array running on a LSI Logic SAS1064E B1 controller. The array is degraded and one disk isn't detected by the controller. I've tested both disks with a sata to ...
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Raid Controller: Activating Write Back [closed]

We need to activate "write back"-mode on a raid controller in a storage server. Do i need to reinstall the operating system or rebuild the raid setup after activating write back? We can´t test it, ...
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Hot expand RAID5 unit on 3ware 9650se

Can I migrate a 5 disk RAID5 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one at a time with larger ones (2TB to 3TB)? I imagine the command would look something like this in my case. ...
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How to find out raid in linux: cat /sys/block/sda/device/raid_level vs dmraid -s in Redhat?

I am trying to find what raid level and what storage controllers are there in my remote HP server. I can find out the following details which storage controller, size of the disk, model etc. But ...
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Raid Array disappeared and a reboot made it return.

We have an LSI raid card in a RAID 6 configuration. Yesterday our NMS system reported a problem with the machine and on investigation the drive was missing from Windows. Disk management didnt report ...
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3ware 9650se not recognizing SAS drives, what else should I check? [closed]

The card works fine with SATA Raptors but can't see 2 different models of Cheetah. Drives are fine and have standard fw - visible with LSI 3081ER.
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How to estimate the time taken by RAID rebuild?

I was being stupid and when smoke testing my storage server I forgot to plug in the power of one of its drives (D'oh!) Now I am stuck in rebuilding the RAID-5 array. (Thank god it is RAID-5 or I could ...