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EC2 save mdadm RAID setup in an AMI [closed]

On EC2, most of the larger current generation instances have multiple SSD devices. To take advantage of the combined size of these for applications like nosql databases that store large amounts of ...
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Is it safe to snapshot an mdadm RAID with only xfs_freeze?

Is mdadm guaranteed (and trusted via experience) to be safe for taking snapshots with only an xfs_freeze? I have encountered vague warnings about mdadm still working in the background, thus making ...
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Partition missing on ephemeral storage on ec2 after reboot (not restart)

I had a software RAID 0 on an ec2 instance. I needed to make some changes so I stopped the RAID, unmounted it, and rebooted the instance. What's troubling is, I don't see a partition for one of the ...
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Optimized raid 0 configuration for Amazon EC2 hi1.4xlarge

How do I know what is the best configuration for RAID 0 (mdadm create options) between the to ephemeral drives?
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How do I keep mdadm from renaming my RAID array upon reboot?

So I have a system (a large instance running ubuntu-11.10 on Amazon EC2) where I've done something like mdadm --create bigdata --level 0 --raid-devices=2 /dev/xvdb /dev/xvdc I get a RAID device ...
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MDADM not able to connect to EBS drives on Ubuntu 11.10

I have been using a raid.sh script [1] for over a year now and has never gave me trouble. I recently started moving from Ubuntu 10.04 machines on AWS to Ubuntu 11.10. I updated the raid.sh script from ...
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Ubuntu EC2 Raid0 Ephemeral — SSH connection after reboot

First, I launch a fresh large instance using the Elestic AMI ami-c162a9a8. Initially, I run: df -h /dev/xvda1 9.9G 814M 8.6G 9% / udev 3.7G 4.0K 3.7G 1% /dev ...
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EC2 disk goes to 100% util, but fine after reboot

We've been running some production services on Amazon EC2 for a while, using mainly t1.large and t1.xlarge instances (non-EBS). Every so often one of the attached (ephemeral disks) will get into a ...
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Would you recommend mdadm raid10 for EC2?

I read a blog article somewhere that RAID10 on EC2 cuts down performance by half compared to RAID0. But when you have critical database data on the volumes, how else do you prevent data loss in case ...
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growing EBS RAID volume

I've created a RAID0 configuration with two 1GB EBS volumes, mounted at /dev/md0 using mdadm and formatted with XFS Next, I copied some files over to fill the volume to around 30% of its capacity (of ...