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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Abstract physical drives to create a resizable raid array: is it possible?

I want to set up two hard drives with a portion of them set in raid1. I want that portion to be scalable too, as logical LVM volumes are. Is it possible to abstract physical volumes or to create an ...
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How can I force soft raid to read only from one disk?

I have quite a large IO wait showing in top. I suspect this is fault of SDA drive (on of 2 disks in RAID array), which was replaced about week ago. There are no errors visible, smart showing nothing, ...
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RAID 10: Does it impact performance if I have 24 small drives in Raid10 vs. 4 larger drives?

Does it impact performance if I have 24 small drives in Raid10 vs. 4 larger drives? The root of the question is does it have any performance or redundancy benefit if I fill out all 24 of my bays with ...
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added new drives to raid 5 with wrong format then removed them and broke raid 5

thanks in advance for any help. In summary: I added 3 new disks to raid 5 array. Then, thinking they were not added, I removed them. Now the array doesnt work. What can I do to get back the ...
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Windows Tool to read S.M.A.R.T. attributes on SATA drive in HP D2700 Enclosure using P812 Controller

I've got two HP DL380 G7 servers + P812 controller + D2700 enclosure. They're database servers with 144 Gb RAM. P812 firmware is 6.40, D2700 is at 0147 They both worked great with 18 OWC Mercury ...
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Would software RAID0'ing SSDs help or hinder maximization of useful CPU work throughput?

My question is in the title... here is some background: [OS is Linux.] [UPDATE: The contents of this RAID0 is redundant (sync'd from SCM). I am not worried about the increased risk of data loss.] ...
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LSI Megaraid alarm - clearing hotspare

I have several Supermicro servers with LSI Megaraid controllers, 9266-8i. One recently lost a drive; I replaced it as usual, but it is still beeping on reboot. It is set up as RAID 10 + hotspare. ...
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Increasing the size of a 3ware 9650SE RAID5

These questions seemed similar, but they did not worK: Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks? How can I increase the size of a RAID 1 array from 750GB to 1TB? 3ware Here ...
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Remote system's filesystem disappeared after “mdadm --grow 2 /dev/md0”?

Yesterday, I added a second 500GB hard drive to a system. This system was installed as a RAID-1 system with only one drive, because I didnt have the other one on hand. After finally adding the second ...
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How do I list which drives are part of each RAID array?

I have a linux software RAID using md. I want to list all of my RAID arrays and each hard drive attached to them. Is there an easy way to do that?
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ASUS Server SAS over SATA connectors?

I'm researching purchasing/building an ASUS RS720-E7/RS12-E Server with a Z9PE-D16 motherboard for hopeful use with VMware ESXi v5.5. But, I would like to make use of all 12 HDD bays (RAID 10) in the ...
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Can't mount raid 1 with different size disks

I have a EC2 instance with a an ssd on xvdm (20 gb, 60 iops) and another ssd on xvdb (16 gb, better iops - instance store). The xvdm contains a mysql database and I'm trying to join these 2 disks in a ...
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Reusing a drive from an array

I read the question here Reusing Raid 5 Drive? but I'm not sure it applies 100% to my situation. What is the standard practice when removing a drive from an array to use as a spare for another array? ...
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HP P420i SSD RAID Configuration

I've been testing a HP DL380p with 16x SSDs in a RAID5 on the P420i controller with 2GB FBWC that is integrated on the board. Quite good performance, but not good enough. When I simulate the IO ...
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Ubuntu VS Windows partitioning, 2TB limit

I have a server with a 3ware 9690sa-i8 raid card installed. I have configured a raid with a size of 12TB which i would like to use for Windows. It seems whenever the partition table is MSDOS the limit ...
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Adding additional disks to HP P2000 SAS Storage

We have a 12 bay HP P2000 SAS Enclosure with 6 drives on RAID 5 installed. The drives are configured as 2 separate DataStores for a VMWare vSphere ESXi setup. Now we want to add: 6 additional ...
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Software RAID 10 not any faster than s/w RAID 5 on Ubuntu 14.04 box, why?

We are doing some tests on a new database server with 4 x 240 GB SSD disks. From what I have read RAID 10 should be faster than RAID 5 with the same "one-disk loss ok" redundancy. However when ...
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Create an MBR on secondary plex

I have a HP Proliant ML350 g6 server running windows 2008 std R2. This server had two hardware arrays in it. One array was a raid 0 with 1 physical drive running raid 0. The other array is 5 physical ...
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Improve read performance on ext4 on Centos with software raid1? [duplicate]

I'm running a number of MongoDB nodes on dedicated servers running Centos6. Each machine has two SSDs which I have in Raid1 with two logical partitions: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Would the data on the RAID Card Cache and Drive Cache be lost when a kernel panic happens?

Is a BBU necessary when you have A+B power? Would the data on the RAID Card Cache and Drive Cache be lost when a kernel panic happens and you are forced to do a cold reset?
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3ware 97504i - Disk mappings/UUIDs change on reboot

I have a 3ware 9750-4i with 36 drives running (4 in RAID 10, rest individual drives, i.e JBOD). When I reboot, all the drives except for the RAID 10 array, have their UUIDs changed on reboot (it ...
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How to clone a RAID5 system

I clone single disk systems by booting the master system to a CD and running… dd if=/dev/sda | gzip - | ssh user@hostname dd of=image.gz Then I boot the target system with the CD and run… ssh ...
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QNAP ts-1679u-rp RAID 6 rebuild with wrong order

I have a qnap ts-1679u-rp running on RAID 6. It has 2 disk error. Therefore, I replaced the 2 disk (Disk 3 and Disk 13) with new disk of the same model and capacity. It failed to rebuild. 1. I tried ...
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When does a Raid restore redundancy after a broken sector is flagged as defective?

What happens when I flag a sector on a hdd in a RAID setup as `defective (GLIST) ? Will the data be written to the replacement sector right away or does this depend on the actual setup/settings ...
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Combine 2 logical raid 0 drives to 1 logical raid 1 drive

I have an HP Proliant server with an P410i embedded array controller. The server was originally setup with 6 physical drives with the OS on 1 logical drive with a raid 0 and 5 physical drives setup ...
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Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion? [migrated]

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
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Ubuntu server becomes unresponsive on hard disk issues despite raid setup

I am running a server on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Linux xxxx 2.6.32-67-server #134-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 24 18:55:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) with two hard discs in a software raid 1. I repeatedly had the ...
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Clone a CentOS VM on IBM x3650M2 server using Clonezilla

First off very thanks to everyone for this portal. What is am trying to do is to clone a CentOS virtual machine in VMware Workstation 10 to a physical hdd on an IBM System x3650 M2 (It's a 2U Rack ...
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What does “Array” refer to in a RAID controller?

This might be a very simple question. Could anyone please explain what the "Array" refers to when it comes to a RAID controller. I have tried searching for it, and I'm just getting more confused.
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Boot from ISO on Remote Server with RAID (Ubuntu)

I have tried to boot from an iso file with GRUB but it does not work. The problem is that grmf-rescueboot and other standard systems don't work with a Software-RAID (mdadm). So how can I boot from an ...
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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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Partition alignment on MegaRAID RAID 1 with 4k sector (advanced format) drives

I want to setup RAID 1 (mirroring) on a LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 (1078 chipset) with 4k sector (advanced format) drives. To the best of my knowlegde the controller does not officially support 4k ...
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How do I monitor RAID status when using an external eSATA RAID5 SATA port multiplier?

I am using an external eSATA device which takes 5 SATA drives and presents them as one large HW RAID5 to linux (ubuntu). It uses a SiI3726 chipset. Linux sees and handles the sata device just fine, ...
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Manage large disks in Windows 2012

We have a shining new server with 5 6Tb disks. We don't have physical access to it, so any "in BIOS do X" stuff is out of the question. I have been "forced" by the web interface of my to pre-format ...
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Would 6 SSD's in RAID 0 last longer than a single large SSD? [closed]

To my understanding, the main factor for SSD's to fail is constant reading/writing to the drive. I recently helped a friend setup RAID with 6 SSD's. Would this theoretically extend the lifespan of ...
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IBM System x3650 M3 - how to expand RAID 10 array

I have RAID 10 array on my IBM System x3650 M3 server - four drives IBM 146GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5". I bought four new drives (also 146GB 10K 6Gbps) because soon I may have problem with free space. Can ...
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How to add software RAID-1 to an existing system?

I couldn't find any tutorials for converting a non-RAID Linux system (Ubuntu 14.04 in my case) into a disk-level RAID-1 system after installing a second disk (/dev/sdb) Is the following correct? ...
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3ware 9500 stopped showing up in Linux

I was contacted by a client about this system that they're having trouble with. As the system boots, I can hit ALT + 3 to enter the 3ware bios and it shows the drives are available in an exportable ...
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Analyze SMART self-test for broken disks [closed]

I recently came home from vacation only to wake up the following morgon with two disks in my RAID5 array marked as faulty. I was able to start the RAID by forcing it to use the faulty disks and run, ...
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Very slow disk performance on HP P410 with RAID1+0

I have HP Microserver N54L, until recently i have used integrated software raid without problems. I have 2x WD Black and 2x WD Red (non-pro) disks for my raid array. I also have SSD directly on the ...
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Media_Wearout_Indicator at 043 - Reason to be worried?

I have a server running with two SSD disks in RAID1 and both drives report a Media_Wearout_Indicator at 043 from smartctl. 233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032 043 043 000 Old_age Always ...
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How do you connect more than 4 drives to a LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID controller?

I’m fairly new to proper hardware RAID having only used it in pre-built server machines before, but on the recommendation of some friends who work for datacentres I’ve bought an LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID ...
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How is it possible for reallocated sector count to decrease?

The reallocated sector count of a disk in a RAID array has been increasing over the past 6 months, but now it seems as though the reallocated sector count has decreased. A month ago (according to ...
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Debian server not booting after software RAID-1 array degraded

So I have a Debian 7 server with 3 hard drives. Its RAID-1 is basically configured this way: md0: sda1, sdb1 --> / (root) md1: sda5, sdc1 + sdb5 (spare) --> /data (sdc1 is on a SSD, and sda5 is ...
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Server drives gives input/output error when formatting in Fedora

I am at a total loss as to why this is happening. I have tried everything I can think of. I am trying to format a drive in Fedora to use in the server. Every time I try to format it I get a ...
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Possible to cascade HP StorageWorks P4300 G2?

From my understanding HP StorageWorks P4300 G2 is intended to be multiplexed over 1Gb ethernet when used as a SAN, where half of them should be in a remote location. If all 4 are next to each other, ...
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Detect faulty drive in RAID 10 array

I've been told that I can only verify my HW RAID array is working perfectly with KVM. However, I want to be automatically notified when there is a problem by my server. Is there a way via SSH (that ...
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Measuring SSD wear out behind LSI MegaRAID controller?

I'm trying to find out how to measure the total bytes written (or a percentage of maximum expected, either is fine) for a few RAID arrays behind LSI controllers. The controllers are all LSI MegaRAID ...
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Can a RAID array be moved from a HP P410i to a Dell Perc S100?

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 server with a HP P410i controller that failed miserably after a power spike. Can I move the RAID10 array to a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a Perc S100 controller without ...
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Linux (Centos) soft raid1 - motherboard died

I use centos 6.3 and soft raid1 (via mdraid) + LVM. The problem is that MB died and I have several questions. I have two hard drives. Is it important what drive how connect to MB. I mean ...