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Replacing a failed and degraded virtual disk on Dell T110 II RAID 1 PERC S300

We have a Dell T110 II server, factory installed with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard x64 Edition, running PERC S300 RAID Controller (1068E HBA). It came installed with RAID 1 on the 500GB ...
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What does “single-bit ECC errors were detected on the RAID controller” mean?

I have a Dell T7600 with a Perc H710P RAID controller and 4 attached 3TB drives. Over the past few months the RAID controller has been intermittently reporting errors on boot: "no boot device found", ...
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What are the chances of two disks in a RAID5 going out on the same day?

I have a Perc H710 configured as a RAID5 with 4 attached 3TB Seagate 7200rpm hard drives. Two months ago, I got these spurious errors that led me to believe the my controller was bad. I replaced the ...
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Spurious RAID controller failures. Is my controller bad or are my disks bad?

I have a Dell T7500 with a PERC H710P connected to 4 3T drives in a RAID5 array. Also connected to the controller are 2 256G SSD drives, not configured in an array. A Linux server is installed on ...
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Upgrading a PERC h310 to a PERC H710 mini RAID controller on a Dell R620

I have an ESXi 5.0 Free license host using an internal Datastore (RAID 5, 5 Disk) that was configured with a Dell PERC h310 RAID controller. The disk performance was very poor, so I upgraded to the ...
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Dell R320 RAID 10 with CacheCade

I'm looking for a higher-performance build for our 1RU Dell R320 servers, in terms of IOPS. Right now I'm fairly settled on: 4 x 600 GB 3.5" 15K RPM SAS RAID 1+0 array This should give good ...
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Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5

I have a Dell R620 running 5 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in a PERC H310 controller (which I am beginning to regret buying). I am getting awful read/write speeds on Linux ...
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Managing PERC 6/i and P800 in the same system under CentOS

I have a CentOS/Xen VM server running on a PE T710 with a PERC 6/i, which has a 6 disk RAID 10 + 1 hot spare. The chassis only holds 8 3.5" disks, and so I'm looking for an aftermarket (used/eBay) ...
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Dell PERC H700 and 8 disk slots : what are my options to increase disk fault tolerance?

We've got a Dell PowerEdge T510 which has 8 disk slots in the front. It is currently utilising 6 of these slots, and the disks are controlled by a PERC H700 controller. The disks are currently running ...
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Reconstruct deleted virtual disk in PERC 710 RAID Array

Today, I did the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life. I have a PowerEdge server with a PERC 710 RAID controller. I had 4 drives in RAID 5 configuration (1 2.7 TB Virtual Disk) and I wanted to ...
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Resize virtual disk raid 0 MD1000 Perc 5/e

I've created virtual disk raid 0 of total size 2TB (one physical hdd), what if I will want to add next 2TB hdd into my storage dell powervault MD1000? Can I resize my existing virtual disk without ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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PERC - Create RAID1 from single drive without losing data

I have a PowerEdge 2950. I have one 1TB drive with critical data on it that has been running alone for months, and I want to add a second 1TB drive and make a RAID1 out of these 2 drives, but without ...
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How can I keep an offline disk mirror with a PERC 6/i?

I have a server (Dell PowerEdge 2950) with a PERC 6/i and six disks. Two of the disks are in a RAID-1 with a third as a hot spare. I have been asked to make a copy of the RAID-1 data on one of the ...
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Bypass perc s300 on R210 II

Trying to install esxi on a Dell R210 II. This is an older machine and as such has Perc S300 controller. Apparently, this controller is only compatible with windows systems and there is no way to ...
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smartctl not actually running self tests?

I want to run the smartctl self tests to check the health of the drives in my RAID array (PERC 5/i). The array is on sda and comprises six drives. I can check the status using sudo smartctl ...
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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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Replace RAID1 Disc - things to consider

One of my RAID controllers is complaining about a harddrive failure: -- Controller informations -- -- ID | Model c0 | PERC 5/i Adapter -- Arrays informations -- -- ID | Type | Size | Status | ...
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Added drive to PERC6/i raid5 array instead of replacing - is there a way to fix this?

This is a 3 drive RAID5. The disk in slot 1 failed. After the disk was replaced, I ran: MegaCli64 -LDRecon -Start -r5 -Add -PhysDrv[32:1] -L0 -a0 Obviously that was not the correct command as now ...
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RAID1 rebuild fails due to disk errors

Quick info: Dell R410 with 2x500GB drives in RAID1 on H700 Adapter Recently one of drives in RAID1 array on server failed, lets call it Drive 0. RAID controller marked it as fault and put it offline. ...
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How to set up RAID 1 on Dell PERC S300 With Existing OS Install

We have a server that is being used in production, but it was not originally meant to. The main thing I want to add to it is a Dell PERC S300 RAID Card to have the main hard drive (Windows Server 2008 ...
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Expand PERC 6/i RAID 10 SSD array, or add new VD for SQL Server?

On a Dell R710 server running Window Server 2008 R2 there are currently 4 50GB SSDs in a RAID 10 array, and I'm adding 2 additional 50GB SSDs. This server runs SQL Server and not much else. If these ...
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Resize NTFS System Partition on Perc 6/i RAID

I've inherited a Dell server that is running out of space on C:. I'd like to quickly and painlessly resize the C drive with partitioning software. However, the RAID card is causing me some troubles. ...
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dell PERC 6i monitoring utility from within VM guest?

I got a Dell PowerEdge 9500 which is running VMware ESXi 4.1. The server has a PERC 6i controller in it, and there are two RAID-5 volumes running. All the RAID config was done via the PERC 6i BIOS. ...
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Perc 4 Configuration - Drives not showing up

Hello I am trying to configure raid on a PERC 4 running in a PowerEdge 1850. When I go into the bios configuration for the raid controller the drives I have attached are not present. Specifically ...
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Upgrading Raid Card - import configuration - Perc 5

I am upgrading my Perc 5 to a Perc 5i (allegedly lets me have hot spares and power management). When I put the 5i card in and connect the drives, it does not recognise the previous RAID ...
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Dell Poweredge 1850 Raid setup

I have a Dell PE 1850 that I am trying to get RAID setup on. During boot the system sees two hard drives at HBA 0 and 1 but then when it prompts me for Raid setup press Ctl-M and I do and enter the ...
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How to over-provision an Intel SSD RAID Array via the Dell H700 PERC RAID Controller

I would like to set up a RAID10 array of 6 Intel SSD 320 SSDs, but over-provision them to enhance their performance and duration as per this PDF: ...
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How do I migrate disks from one Dell PE 2850 to another?

I had a Dell PE 2850 die and I need to move its SCSI disks over to another PE 2850. These disks were in RAID1. I tried moving them over and just hoping the PERC would do the right thing, but it ...
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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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R710 & MD1220 PERC questions

I'm purchasing a new database server (R710) with a direct attached storage (MD1220) device behind it. I'm not up to date on the latest RAID technologies and needed some advice. The MD1220 I've ...
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Raid build taking ages (60hours and counting) - PERC H200

I'm building a RAID1 array with two 2TB drives on a PERC H200 controller. It's been going for 60 hours now and is at 43%. Is it normal to take so long?
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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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Dell Perc 6/i and 3TB drives?

Does the dell Perc 6/i controller support 3TB drives?
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Perc 5/i and 3TB drives?

Any way to get a Dell Perc 5/i controller to recognize 3TB drives?
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Dell H700 Nagios warning problem

I've use nagios plugin check_dell_omreport.pl. Everything worked fine until recently. Now there is a problem, and I would like to consult. Perhaps someone could help. The problem is that Dell was ...
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When RAID 10 is SLOWER than RAID 1, why?

We have a new Dell 2950 with PERC 6/e and 14 external SAS 15K 73GB drives. An Oracle 11g database job takes 3 hours to run with the drives set as hardware RAID 10 (striped across 7 mirrored pairs). ...
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How many RAID “Channels” are on the PERC H700?

How many RAID "Channels" are on the PERC H700? 2? How would I verify which RAID is on which channel, and can I move them from one channel to another to balance the load per channel better?
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SATA drive not recognized when installing RHEL 5.1 on PowerEdge R410

Here's my setup: Dell R410 with Perc S100 (software) raid controller on an Intel ICH10R chipset The first problem is that the Perc S100 is only supported on windows. I'm trying to install RHEL 5.1. ...
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Dell PERC H700 - 3x RAID 1?

The configurator on Dell's website only allows me to choose up to 2 RAID configurations (for example RAID1/RAID10). The R710 allows up to 6 HDD's though, so I could do 3 RAID 1 arrays. Does the PERC ...
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Using udev to create a character device based on a driver being loaded

I'm in the process of setting up RAID monitoring for a number of Dell servers that use the PERC 6i integrated card. We're using Nagios at present and the check_megasasctl plugin seems to fit the bill. ...
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How do I identify a DELL PERC RAID controller?

I have a PERC RAID Controller (PCI-X) installed in a Dell Precision 670 workstation running Windows Server 2003. The controller is hooked up to a PowerVault 221S. The system sees the card as a "RAID ...
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How can I manage Dell H700 RAID controllers from the Linux command line?

Previous PERC controllers could all be managed/monitored by the LSI MegaCLI tools. The latest release of those tools does not appear to recognize my H700 card: $ sudo /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 ...
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How can I get WMI to return info on physical disks in Dell Poweredge server with RAID enabled?

I'm using WMI to gather stats on some of our servers, and I'm trying to get details of the physical disks that are installed in each server. The servers are various Dell PowerEdge models. Windows' ...
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Dell Perc 6/i Raid Monitoring on Linux 2.6.32-2x kernels

I am running an LSI raid (Dell Perc 6/i) on my Ubuntu 10.04 server. I want to monitor the raid array but it seems that there is no software for it. The raid drivers are part of the kernel, but I dont ...
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Finding out why Dell Controller is Degraded

I installed open manage on a couple of my PE 2950s for snmp monitoring of the RAID. All the checks seem to come back okay except for controllerState: [root@aMachine ~]# snmpwalk -v 2c -c ...
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How to back up RAID (PERC) configurations?

At my site we have several RAID storage servers, mostly using Dell PERC cards. I was wondering if anyone is aware of a way to take automated backups of the PERC configuration? The reason I ask is that ...
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Dell PowerVault MD3000 2TB partition size limit

I've a MD3000 and the max partition size that I can allocate is 2TB. Is there any way, through firmware updates or other trickery, to allocate a useful amount of space to a partition, 4TB say? Is it ...
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Help choosing a PERC RAID card for a MD3000

I'm trying to select a PERC card to use with a PowerVault MD3000 (15 drives in RAID5). Is the 5/E the only card compatible with the MD3000 on sale by Dell at the moment - or are there newer better ...
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On Clean Server 2003 Install, Windows Cannot Find Any Drives

Apologies, as I'm sure this is a newbie-style question -- I just inherited a Dell PowerEdge 1750 with a couple of 73GB drives that I think I've configured for RAID 1 (using its PERC 4/Di RAID ...