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Files missing after RAID1 restore

I have encountered unpleasant situation. Given mdadm RAID1 of 2 HDD on server. Yesterday one of HDDs completely dies, other shows bad SMART status but was in accessible state. Mdadm showed "clean, ...
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How to delete removed devices from a mdadm RAID1?

I had to replace two hard drives in my RAID1. After adding the two new partitions the old ones are still showing up as removed while the new ones are only added as spare. I've had no luck removing the ...
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Remake SW RAID1 from a new HDD and an old HDD with bad blocks

I have a SW RAID1 and I just replaced /dev/sda with a new HDD as the old one failed. Now, upon trying to recreate the RAID array I discovered that the "good" HDD (/dev/sdb) has bad blocks with prevent ...
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Saving data on a failing software RAID 1 setup

My CentOS 6 server is running a software RAID 1 configuration with two 1 TB disks. Yesterday trouble started happening when the server was very irresponsive. I checked the logs and noticed a whole ...
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Linux RAID mdadm: what does 'Events' mean?

When I type mdadm --detail /dev/md0 I get a lots of useful information most of which I understand. However I also get a line that reads: Events : 0.710 Where the number varies. Naively, I ...
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Linux software raid fails to include one device for one RAID1 array

One of my four Linux software raid arrays drops one of its two devices when I reboot my system. The other three arrays work fine. I am running RAID1 on kernel version 2.6.32-5-amd64. Every time I ...
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mdadm raid1, drive failure lost 14days worth of data?

I am rather confused. One evening I had a server which had died. I went to reboot it and noticed it was stuck on the "GRUB" boot screen. I then noticed a hard drive had failed. I put a new hard drive ...
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Replacement raid1 drive is one block smaller. What to do?

Apparently once should always leave a bit of empty space at the end of each raid1 partition. But if we're too late for that, what can be done if a replacement RAID1 drive is slightly smaller than the ...
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mdadm: Which disk is being rebuilt?

I noticed my software RAID1 degraded, and wanted to figure out which of the two disks in the array is being rebuilt/re-synced since they both show as being up. I am hoping someone can shed some light ...
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removing software raid without data loss

i wonder if/how i can stop my linux machine using the installed software raid, without loosing any data. All information i found was about removing the superblock of any hdd, and this is o/c what i ...
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mdadm raid 1 grub only on sda

I just finished setting up a CentOS 6.3 64bit server with mdadm however a lightbulb went on and I realised grub would only be installed on the first drive which is about as much use and an ashtray on ...
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DegradedArray event on /dev/md1

This morning I got this message: This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm running on A DegradedArray event had been detected on md device /dev/md1. Faithfully yours, etc. P.S. ...
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How do you set up RAID1 with both disks bootable on Debian/Ubuntu?

In Debian 6, new installation, what is the recommended way of setting up a software RAID1 array so that the system is bootable from both disks? I have heard that people that don't know what they are ...
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Raid1 disk degraded after reboot

I'm testing a Rackspace cloud server and have two Cloud Block Storage volumes set up in a Raid1 configuration. There are no system files on these volumes, they're purely for storage. Everything ...
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Device cannot be added on software-raid-1 array on Ubuntu 12.04

Unfortunately all tutorials I have found online until now on how to setup software-raid-1 are outdated on ubuntu 12.40 My target is to setup it on a system with a secondary disk drive that is already ...
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Is it reasonable to make a RAID-1 array with a ram disk and a physical disk to maximize read performance and protect data?

In one of the answers on SO (I forgot which one) I've seen a suggestion to make a RAID-1 array composed of a RAM disk and a physical partition. By adding the physical partition with --write-mostly and ...
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Restoring data from a failed and possibly partly overwritten mdadm raid1

I have a failing hard disk (let's call it sda) which contains, among other things, a 1.5 TB partition (let's call it sda3). There is another disk (sdb), which has a 1.5 TB partition (sdb1) as well. ...
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How do I find out which disk in a multi-disk mdadm RAID1 triggered a rebuild?

I'm using mdadm for several RAID1 mirrors. md7 is an N-way mirror consisting of 3 spinning disks (all flagged write-mostly) and an SSD: md7 : active raid1 sdd1[0] sde5[3](W) sdf5[4](W) sdc1[1](W) ...
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Linux Software RAID1 Rebuild Completes, but after reboot, its degraded again

I have been beating my head with an issue here, and I'm now turning to the internet for help. I have a system running Mandrake Linux, with the following configuration: /dev/hda - This is a IDE ...
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RAID1: Which disk will be mirrored?

How does a RAID1 system determine which disk to use as the source and which disk to use as the destination when mirroring? Assume for instance the following scenario: A RAID1 array is created with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server Software RAID1 - Faulty Spare - Smart Output Passed - Confused

I think I'm having an issue with one of the hard drives on my array and I'm just trying to troubleshoot what's happening. Its saying Faulty Spare and then after reboot it just says removed: ...
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mdadm and blkid give different uuid

We recently replaced a hard disk in a server and reinstalled the operating system (Centos 6) The raid rebuilds itself every boot; /dev/md2 is losing a disk each time apparently. Always the same ...
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How to boot with RAID 1 in GRUB rescue?

Basic working system details: I used the Ubuntu 12.04 server CD to install a server. I have 2 disks. I made a raid 1 array just like in ubuntu server guide : ...
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Rebuild doesn't finish after raid1 disk replacement

In one of our servers one of the disk failed, no worries it happens all the time, we replaced the bad disk following the usual procedure but then ... 'the horror', after adding a new disk one of the ...
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mdadm raid1, [1/2] disks failed, safe to reboot?

I am seeing the following under /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sda2[0](F) sdb2[1] 976554876 blocks super 1.1 [2/1] [_U] bitmap: 4/8 pages [16KB], 65536KB chunk md0 : active ...
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mdadm: hot remove failed for…

My RAID1 is degraded and I need to replace /dev/sdb. However, I could mark /dev/sdb5 (in /dev/md1) as failed and removed it, but I can't do the same with /dev/sdb1 (/dev/md0 which is mounted on /): ...
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How to resize RAID1 array with mdadm?

I've running Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11). I replaced 2x160GB with 2x500GB drives. They are configured as RAID1. The partition tables show the right sizes. Here's sfdisk: # sfdisk -d /dev/sdb # ...
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booting a system with failed devices in a RAID1 array

I have a Linux system set up with 3 software RAID1 devices, each of which comprises two identical partitions on two identical disks. Recently, one of the non-root partitions on one disk began ...
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howto import existing linux soft array volume group

I have a server that consists of a boot drive, then two data drives combined to a RAID1 linux array. My boot drive recently became corrupted and I need to re-install the operating system. The RAID1 ...
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Linux (FC14/i386) is raid1 intact after hot fs install? How to repair?

My older (FC11) install had reached EOL, and I tried to reinstall FC14 on its RAID1 root filesystem. I'm now having suspicions that now, after the install FS is not fully raided. The question is if ...
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Linux Software RAID1: How to boot after (physically) removing /dev/sda? (LVM, mdadm, Grub2)

A server set up with Debian 6.0/squeeze. During the squeeze installation, I configured the two 500GB SATA disks (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) as a RAID1 (managed with mdadm). The RAID keeps a 500 GB LVM ...
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MD RAID 1 with external bitmap doesn't fully resync

I have an interesting configuration: dual boot system with a RAID 1 that needs to be visible in both Windows and Linux. The Windows install is Win 7 Enterprise, and the Linux install is Kubuntu 10.04. ...
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Linux: create software RAID 1 from partition with data

I have a partition /dev/sdb2 formatted as fd and that is mounted as /var. I need to make this partition ready to raid 1 ( for this example /dev/md1 ). I still don't have the second HD, but want to ...
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RAID 6 to RAID 1 with mdadm

My home network is changing and I am moving my file storage solution away from my Ubuntu server and onto a Drobo FS. I currently have 6 500GB hard drives in a RAID 6 array providing 2TB of capacity. ...
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mdadm cron job sends email that cron has run

I've got an Ubuntu 8.04 server using mdadm to create several RAID1 arrays. I created /etc/cron.hourly/mdadm as follows: #! /bin/sh set -e mdadm --monitor /dev/md0 /dev/md3 /dev/md4 --oneshot ...
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Has this raid1 software array failed? (mdadm)

Long version: I am running a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (REHL5) machine with software raid1 (mdadm). A few days ago I went to backup some MySQL data and all of sudden I could no longer log into the ...
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Can I create a “soft” RAID1 array without nuking data?

I've just bought two 1.5TB disks with the aim of creating a 1.5TB RAID1 array. In my infinite lack of wisdom (and a lack of space inside the computer - it already had 6 disks), I stuck one in, ...