RAID, an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks), is a technology that provides increased storage functions and reliability through redundancy. -Wikipedia

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Partitioning SSD and HDD in Linux NAS

There is a computer with four 2.7 TB hard disks, under control of Intel Rapid Storage Technology. And one 120GB SSD. We need to use it to store some data that we are collecting and computing. I think ...
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MegaCli shows “Firmware state: Failed” on new HDD

Here is the part of -PDList -a0 result: Enclosure Device ID: 252 Slot Number: 4 Drive's position: DiskGroup: 0, Span: 0, Arm: 0 Enclosure position: N/A Device Id: 12 Sequence Number: 3 Media Error ...
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Mac Pro says RAID degraded but all drives showing green status

OSX 10.9 - RAID Utility says RAID array is degraded but all drives are showing green All started after error log Drive 3:5000c5004e189ddf missing - Previous drive status was inuse Now getting ...
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Unsupported Storage Connection Detected on HP DL380 Gen8

I'm hoping this is the right place to ask. I recently received a new HL DL380 Gen8 server, on which I want to install Server 2012 R2 via Intelligent Provisioning. According to the specifications, ...
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Getting an LSI SAS1064e to recognise new drives

I have an IBM x3200 M3 server running SBS2011. This server has an LSI SAS1063e controller (the basic BR10il RAID controller that comes with that system). Already existing was a RAID1 array of two ...
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Intelligent Volume Management [on hold]

I'm looking for a software solution that could present a single disk volume to me that's backed by some sort of intelligent disk manager. In my ideal use case I'd be able to create the volume from ...
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Not able to configure my RAID Controller

I am not able to configure my RAID controller because there are no devices on "sas topology". 3x 500G SATA devices are connected by using a mini SAS --> SATA cable. What can I do? IT Firmware is ...
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Real Time Data Mirroring in Linux Servers

Which are the different techniques available for real time data mirroring / backup of full server to restore it from a entire system crash? Is it better to purchase a separate server for data ...
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Is There Anyway to Undo a Quick Initialize from a Perc6/i VD?

I stupidly fast initialized an existing Raid 5 Array Virtual disk with 10 Virtual Machines after creating a new Raid 5 Array. The VDs switched order on the list of the Perc Controller. According to ...
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Hdd for server, will it work? [on hold]

i have a server : IBM System x3250 M3 its have 2 HDD slots, but currently only have 1 HDD, that is : HDD 500 TB Hotplug, sata, with part number 9CA154-176 i want to add one more HDD, but i only ...
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RAID card monitoring from Debian OS

We have a custom built Debain OS server with this raid card. Is there anything we can do from the OS side to monitor the raid virtual disks? A few weeks ago we had a raid degrade and did not know ...
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MDADM remove drive during recovery

I would like to know that can I remove a drive during a recovery process from a RAID1 array: What happend is that SDD had bad sectors, I removed it with mdadm --manage /dev/md0 --fail /dev/sdd1 ...
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Configuring RAID1 on HP Proliant Microserver N54L / Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I've bought a N54L and fitted two 3GB drives. Keen to get set up with RAID1. BIOS: SATA controller mode set to "RAID" RAID Option ROM utility: both physical drives set up as one logical drive When ...
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Using Seagate 3TB drives with a Dell PERC 710 - do I have to worry about align and sector size?

I'm going to setup our new server with 8 3TB HDD from Seagate. They come, as far as I know, internally with 4K sectors. I've run this past weekend some burn-in tests on the disks, before setting them ...
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First 500MB of RAID6 array is wiped, how to recover?

We have a RAID6 array with 12 disks on a 3ware 9650SE-12ML controller. An engineer of our server provider issued this command by mistake: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde bs=1M count=500; sync; ...
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Basic hyper-v server 2012 essentials, setup and backup configuration [closed]

I'm looking for the best options on how to setup a basic home server using hyper-v and Windows server 2012 essentials or Windows 8.1 as the host. I only want to build one physical server and I want my ...
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recovering a corrupt degraded btrfs RAID6, need to manually clear an inode

I have a btrfs RAID 6. I have lousy hard drives, one failed, and another failed during recovery. Now I am without parity and cannot rebuild--a third drive is throwing read errors on a few sectors. ...
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Checking disk status (Behind raid card) from bash

We have a SuperMicro server with LSI Raid Controller. Is there a way to get any kind of information related to disks on raid controller ?
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Adaptec 2820SA RAID 5 cannot rebuild

I have an 8 disk RAID-5 array in degraded state. One drive failed some time ago, I replaced it, and it rebuilt and all was fine (state of the logical drive became optimal). Now another disk has ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14 on PowerEdge doesn't boot on RAID

I have a Dell 1U PowerEdge 1950, and for some reason, we cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop edition on it. I know what you're thinking... why are you installing desktop? I have asked the same ...
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Why would a raid 1 “break” on it's own?

So I went out to look at a video server the other day that had degraded raid issues. I've read about the various raid levels and how they are supposed to work, but the behavior I witnessed here has me ...
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Extract data from server without causing high disk IO

My current diagnosis is that there is a hardware fault, either related to the memory of the hardware RAID controller or something related to the extra juice the hard drives requires when running on ...
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Why is my RAID1 or RAID10 virtual drive (6 SSDs) not significantly faster than a single SSD?

I'm trying to figure out why the performance of a Virtual drive built from 12 SSDs is not really faster than a single SSD drive. The Server is a IBM x3650 M4, two Xeon E5-2643v2 130W 6C 3,5GHz. The ...
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Why isn't my RAID array rebuilding?

Got a notice last night that a drive failed on a server. Got in this morning to replace it, and we're getting the following. Controller config report for the array looks fine, with the unusual status ...
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Upgrade key not present?

I have a DELL PowerEdge R520. On boot, just after loading the RAID Controller, I get a weird message: "Upgrade Key Missing! An upgrade key was present on a previous power cycle, but it is not ...
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Should I partition a RAID or just create a file system on it? [duplicate]

Given a RAID 6 created from 6 drives /dev/md0 which should be used fully for data (no booting from it, root and swap are on a different drive), should I create one partition on that device and then ...
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Bandwidth with SAS expanders and RAID controllers

Having a RAID controller that has eight internal SATA3 lanes, you can get 6 Gb/s on all eight drives. What if I connect a 24 port SAS expander to an eight port RAID controller, do I still get max ...
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How to reliably and conveniently mirror 2 drives in hotswap hdd racks (likely without RAID1)?

I have the following situation: Need to store 1 original + 1 copy for data sets that are 1-2 TB in size Need to use consumer SATA drives, 1 for original, 1 for copy Need to store 50+ such data sets ...
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Will I lose current disk contents if I re-enable onboard RAID on a ProLiant DL320 G5 server?

I have this HP ProLiant DL320 G5, acting as a domain controller, running Windows Server 2008 R2. The server has 2 SATA disks, which were configured in a RAID 1 volume using the system's onboard RAID ...
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RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 SATA Controller

I have a build server with a soft raid controller and two 250GB drives running Ubuntu 12.04: # lspci ... 00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 SATA Controller [RAID mode] ...
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How to rescue deleted partition table on drive?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table. My hard drive is ...
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Unable to mount '/dev/sda'

My server has two 2 TB hard disk drives in soft RAID 1. I can't mount /dev/sda. Output of parted -l root@rescue:~# parted -l Model: ATA HGST HUS724020AL (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size ...
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iSCSI: HP MSA 2012i, initiator only discovers one target

I am trying to configure my HP MSA 2012i such that every disk is a vdisk and every vdisk is a volume. Each volume shall be accessible using iSCSI. So each volume shall be a iSCSI target. This is not a ...
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What is the difference between a HBA card and a RAID card?

I thought I knew the difference between HBA and RAID. In my mind, HBA is offloading from the main motherboard/CPU and is simply JBOD... usually has an external SAS ports, whilst a RAID card does the ...
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RAID1 for cloning

I understand that RAID should not be used for backups but what about using it to create backups on physical level? I have a setup of regular rsync backups from all the network to one server. Once a ...
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Raid 5 URE rate [duplicate]

I've recently read this post: http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com/blog/2012/08/i-come-not-to-praise-raid-5/ tldr; It basically says that the error rate of a RAID system is tied to the hardware, and ...
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local RAID vs server RAID with a 10GbE connection [duplicate]

we are trying to configure a descent size (in layman's perspective) storage at my lab. I am a skilled programmer, but my knowledge in hardware at non-consumer level is very limited at this point. At ...
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Failed RAID 1 drive in a logical volume - lost cause?

I have a non-critical CentOS 6.5 server with a rather quirky disk setup: The main logical volume (mounted as /) comprises two RAID 1 disk pairs, so it's made up from md1 (2TB) and md2 (1.5TB). ...
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Mdadm won't create an array larger than 10TB

I have a server with six 4TB drives running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the drives is used for the system/OS I wanted to use the other 5 drives to get as close to 20TB of storage as possible It's a ...
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mdadm reports faulty disk, but smart doesn't find problems

I've got a 9 disk raid 5 array. Today i got a mail from my server: This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm running on Eldorado A Fail event had been detected on md device ...
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megaraid drives are failing to add and giving invalid parameters error

I am trying to add a couple of RAID 5 arrays to my second adapter. Adapter 0 is two disks in a raid 1 which is running the OS. This seems to be working fine. Attempting to add the second array gives ...
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P8P67LE Motherboard - SATA MODE RAID; Create RAID 1 [migrated]

As it seems my ASUS P8P67LE motherboard has built-in RAID capability. My OS is previously installed in normal mode and in BIOS setting SATA MODE is set to AHCI (Advance host controller interface) ...
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MD RAID sector repair

This article states that RAID controllers are smart about unrecoverable read errors, and try to rewrite such sectors with the redundancy of the component drives. If the sector is bad, the disk's ...
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mdadm: All RAID disks look good, but can't access devices

Now, granted, issues with RAID rarely come up (at least with the one that I have to deal with in my life), so I'm not the most experienced person in the world. However, I'm not seeing any issues with ...
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Raid 10, Logical device are missing

I have a problem with a RAID 10, I have 4 disks on raid. A disc has just been changed (0,3). But I can not rebuild the array. Logical device are setted as "Missing". All commands return to me the ...
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Wiping hard drives in an IBM DS3512

I have an IBM DS3512 RAID storage device, which I'm planning to sell. How would I reliably wipe my data off of all the hard drives? As far as I can tell, it abstracts away all direct access to the ...
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Preseeded RAID partitioning seems wrong

I'm trying to preseed an installation of Debian on a system with 12 HDD. Each drive have : a 1M GPT partition a 300MB RAID 1 /boot a 20GB RAID 6 / remaining space on a RAID 6 /data partition It ...
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Multi-Volume data storage without striping

I have a network storage server running Debian, containing multiple hard drives. These drives are all mounted into subdirectories of a samba-shared folder. All members of the network have full read ...
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When exactly does a RAID5 reconstruction happen?

Let's assume the following scenario: A RAID5 array consisting of 3 disks is happy and running One of the disks crashes We replace the broken disk with a spare one The system is up and running again ...
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Unreasonable performance expectations for RAID 0 performance?

This is my first time building a machine with a hardware RAID card. We bought a Dell T620 with the H710P RAID controller (1GB NV Cache), a 160GB Solid State Drive (SATA Read Intensive MLC 3Gbps), and ...