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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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HP Code 341 “Physical Drive State: Predictive failure. This physical drive is predicted to fail soon.”

this is my first post so bear with me here :-) Background: I have a RAID5 setup with 4 disks that have been working perfect for years. After one drive failed, I installed new drives which where ...
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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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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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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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How to copy RAID 1 HDDs from one server to another Identical server

I have one IBM X3100M4, type 2582 windows server and having 2 x 500 GB HDDs in RAID Copy. Now brought new server and having blank HDDs. How can I copy RAID HDDs from Old server to new server? I have ...
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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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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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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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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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does somebody know whether a linux / opensource driver does exist for the apple xserve 3,1 raid controller?

I'm trying to install linux on a apple xserve 3,1 which comes with some strange raid controller that does not get detected by linux. lspci is telling me: 01:00.0 RAID bus controller: Apple Computer ...
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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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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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host adapter vs bios

recently I had to create a raid 10 from 32 disks using the LSI 3108 hardware raid card. But after I create the virtual drives and initialize them, I got this msg in the boot prompt, "2 virtual drive ...
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M5015 Disk controller - Replace failed disk used working disk

I have an IBM X3200 M3 machine with a M5015 SATA Disk controller (RAID 5). One of the disks has failed ie orange light flashing on the disk. I intend to replace the damaged disk with a used disk of ...
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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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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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running commands on physical drives on different backplane with megacli

So when I run "MegaCli64 -PDlist -aALL -NoLog | egrep 'Slot|state|Inquiry|Enclosure'" to grab a list of disks and their status. I can see a total of 36 disks. The issue is that they have the same slot ...
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Scientific Linux: RAID5 unaccessible after netboot by mistake

A server running old scientific linux 6.0 suffered damage from an enabled netboot during reboot by trying to load some crap from an application server in the same subnet (I saw him stuck somewhere in ...
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best setup for fast sustained streaming (sequential?) disk writes

i am setting up a high speed/high resolution scientific image acquisition system. i need data write rates of ~1 GB/sec sustained for ~1 hour. i don't have experience with raid, but my plan is to ...
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three disks with ECC errors on 3ware raid in two weeks

I have a server I maintain for a client, It's an Intel Nehalem based computer, so not new, but in working order. It has a 3ware 9650SE-24M8 card with 20 drives attached and 4 empty slots, configured ...
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Debian Squeeze not detecting Highpoint RR2710 Raid SAS Card during install

I have an HP DL120 G7 and have a Rocketraid Highpoint 2710 Raid SAS card with 4 drives. Have built a RAID 5 with those at the Raid Card Bios, and have tried to install Debian squeeze v6. The Raid card ...
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Linux CLI program to verify/control nVidia hardware RAID?

I have a server with a Supermicro motherboard that has an nVidia RAID controller on board. When I boot up, I can hit F10 and see/modify the RAID settings. However, I don't want to reboot this server ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adaptec 5805 and WS 2012 R2 - Optimal raid array absent from disk management

I'm running a file server from a VM hosted in hyper-v server 2012 R2. My hyper-v installation is on a raid 1 array made of 2 ssd. This raid controller is AMD SP5100 integrated to the motherboard. I ...
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RAID 10 Unexpected sense followed by Initialization corrected medium error

The MegaRAID controller on one of my servers just started spamming Information messages this afternoon. It will send six to ten Unexpected sense messages from PD: 7 followed by roughly the same amount ...
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Is it possible to take a gold image from a RAID 1 server

I have a cluster environment where i have two identical servers with the same exact configuration running Windows Server 2012 R2 DC. Setting up the servers for testing from scratch is a time consuming ...
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wrong # of devices in RAID set on Centos 6.7

I just set up one of our servers with Centos 6.7. It's a machine that hasn't been in use for at least a year. I had to set it up a couple of times but every time one of the problems was with the ...
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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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Raid 10 and Stripe size LSI Megaraid

I recently set up a RAID 10 volume on a server with an 12x6TB disk array and a LSI Megaraid controller. As I put it into production I realised that something wasn't quite as it should be, as the ...
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Resetting a raid 5 array on an hpproliont ml350 g6 server or find the original drive order

The data on the array is not important I just need the array back online I took out the drives and didn't order them correctly I'm an idiot I know is their a way to eat her reset the pattern or dins ...
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Adaptec Raid 5405

I am having an issue with my Adaptec RAID card on my dedicated server, my server wasn't behaving so rebooted only to get this message: Fatal error: Controller monitor failed. Controller not started ...
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Install RocketRaid 644L Raid Controller driver on Ubuntu

I bought a RocketRaid 644L and get stuck at driver installation. uname -a Linux hb38-backup 3.2.0-41.generic #66-Ubuntu x86_64 GNU/Linux lsb_release Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 lspci RAID bus ...
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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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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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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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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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Sata RAID5 Orphan Drive

so today, one of our hadware RAID5-controllers (Sil3124 (r5), 4x 2TB) went into degraded / legacy mode without any notifications. Additionally, automatically rebuilding the raid-group failed: Event ...
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Event Id 129 - SOURCE= hpcisss2

I have an HP ProLiant ML 350 G5, which has an HP Smart Array E200i/128 BBWC Controller embedded. This controller manages two arrays (each with three 72 GB disks in RAID 5) This controller has ...
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RAID5, unknown filesystem and disk failure

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with 3 disks in RAID5, and the RAID controller is on the motherboard. After almost a year of flawless use, it seems that one disk had a failure. Every time I restarted ...
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Reconfigure from Raid0 to Raid1, is it possible?

currently I have Fujitsu tx140 s1p servers, one Tower and one Rack. They are both running with the same hardware, configures the same way, so I'll just ask one Q for both. They have an motherboard ...