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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3ware: Add a drive to a RAID unit

I have a 3ware RAID controller running a RAID-6. I manage the RAID via the tw_cli command line utility. So, one drive in the array failed, and I removed the faulty drive (p6) from the array, and ...
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mfks.ext3/4 on a loopback mounted file — raid1 deadlock? [on hold]

I'm having a problem with creating filesystem on raid1 array. I'm operating on files instead of real drives. That's what I'm doing: creating 2 2GB files with dd attaching them to loop0 and ...
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SBS 2003 Raid restore with fresh install

I have a box running SBS 2003 with one hard drive for the os and another three in a raid 5 configuration [edit: using the build in SBS raid system] The os hard drive seems to have died, even trying ...
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Raid 1 across 3 partitions, what does it mean?

I see a server with this kind of configuration. What does it mean? # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sda1[0] sdc1[2] sdb1[1] 48827264 blocks super 1.0 [3/3] [UUU] ...
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Dell PowerEdge T320 Server Configuration for an RDS Server [closed]

NOTE: This is a question about the reasoning behind a configuration provided by Dell, it is not a question about how much RAM I need for X number of users, etc... Scenario I want to set up a server ...
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NetApp RAID DP - and disk space of parity drives

I've been reading: http://community.netapp.com/t5/Tech-OnTap-Articles/Back-to-Basics-RAID-DP/ta-p/86123 That basically describes RAID-DP as diagonal parity raid. But there's one thing that's ...
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distributing tables over multiple harddrives

Is there a performance improvement when I distribute database tables over different harddrives? I need to access many different schemas at the same time and I was wondering if adding more harddrives ...
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LSI MegaRAID - Recreate missing RAID 1 array

I have an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i Controller with two drives attached to it with a simple RAID1 array (virtual drive). One of the disks failed (complete disappeared from the system) so I asked the ...
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RAID 1 fault “ Status Ready for Rebuild : Rebuild Percentage Complete 0%”

Our RAID 1 system partition failed on our Windows 2008 SBS (physical environment). We still have disc 1 running but the 2nd disc in the raid is a failure. To add to the complication, disc 1 has bad ...
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Setting up a bootable multi-device (RAID 1) using Linux Software RAID

I'm trying to setup a bootable software RAID that will contain the root filesystem and boot up Linux Mint Qiana. It will be used to run a few graphical monitoring applications in a small datacenter, ...
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mdadm: can't remove broken drive from raid1

I have a ubuntu server Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-34-generic x86_64) that uses a software raid with 2 physical drives. Apparently, one drive is unresponsive, and I try to remove it from ...
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RAID controller shows 2 arrays using the same disks

We have a server with a 3ware RAID controller that went into read-only mode today due to an aborted ext4 journal. I checked the RAID status and found the following strange configuration: //host> ...
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Max Size of Disks Supported by Controller

I am interested in purchasing (second hand) a Dell Poweredge 2950 2nd Gen server. However, the specs say it has a max storage size of 4.5tb. I am wondering if this means just what is available to ...
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Configuring RAID in HP Proliant ML350e Gen8 [closed]

We have purchased two stock HP ML350e Gen8 servers. Ubuntu 12.04 is to be installed in those. The stock, base unit have provision for 6 hard disks for creating RAID in which, one is filled with 500GB ...
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Disabling damaged RAID 1 to read from healthy HDD

One of the HDDs in my software RAID 1 on a dedicated server is damaged. The customer support is slow to respond. I would like to transfer all data I need to another server, but file access is ...
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Intel RAID 1 states changes during install FreeBSD 10

I working on my all servers with FreeBSD 7.x / 8.x on mainboards with Intel RAID 1. I tied to install FreeBSD 10 on machine with Intel Z97 chipset and RAID 1 (mirror). During install process, all RAID ...
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How to reinstall the configuration utility for perc h310?

I am using Dell perc h310 raid controller. To fix some firmware issue, I run the following command. > megarec -writesbr 0 sbrempty.bin > megarec -cleanflash 0 After that, I can no longer ...
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migrate from raid 5+1 (spare) to raid 50 without losing data on hp p420i smart array

i have a raid 5+1(spare) with 8 disk of 1TB each one. my controller is hp p420i. i want add to my server another new array 5+1(spare) with other new 8 disk to build one array in raid 50 whithout lose ...
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Is RAID50 OK for a fileserver?

We have a new storage array consisting of 24 x 600GB 10K SAS disks arriving next week, and I'm trying to decide how best to carve up the available space for our 3-node VMware vSphere cluster which ...
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RAID0 : best chunk size for fileserver with average 650KB files

I found out that my server(linux Ubuntu Server 14.04) has probably a to high chunk size for the RAID0, or atleast I think this is an performance issue... The current chunk size is 512K with 4 disk of ...
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Running RAID 6 with a smaller drive

It looks like one of my hard drives failed in our RAID 6 (4 x 2TB) configuration. Unfortunately, I only have immediate access to a 1TB drive. Would there be an issue with temporarily replacing the 2TB ...
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off-site backup strategy for small local tower server

I am a computational biologist working for a small startup tasked with setting up a local implementation of a small tower server (if it matters, I'm looking into getting a PowerEdge T620 or similar) ...
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How to enable SAS-12 on LSI 9361 RAID controller

By default, this SAS-12 controller runs with SAS-12 SSDs at SAS-6 speeds. How to unlock SAS-12?
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9650SE-4LPML RAID Controller BIOs not showing HDDs

I've got a fresh server put together with a 9650SE-4LPML controller card in it with the intention of setting up RAID 1 with two 2TB HDDS. When I boot up and go into the RAID controller BIOs, the ...
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Slow ext4 read performance on 24-drive hardware RAID6

I have a RAID6 configuration spanned over 24 drives (12x directly attached to the RAID card, 12x via external SAS) running on an ARECA ARC-1880IX-12 (fw V1.51 2012-07-04). The RAID makes up one single ...
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MDADM - Raid 1 - Change a disk with a smaller one

I have a Ubuntu server with the operating system installed on a raid1 created with two 500GB devices. the second drive failed. I now how to replace it, but my goal now is to move the operating system ...
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BIOS ORCA Conflict

I have an HP raid controller that tries to run ORCA while the motherboard is running its BIOS startup sequence. When a drive is connected, the BIOS freezes and beeps sequentially. When F8 is pressed ...
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remote raid config/monitor with idrac enterprise?

I have two new machines t620 with both h710's and h800's (each connected to md1200's). iDRAC sees in the inventory the md1200 and h800 and the disks but the storage management section of idrac does ...
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SATA 7.2K HD Suitable for File Server

Just discussing a new Server with a client and they are insisting on using two 3Tb 7.2K SATA Driver in RAID 1. I wanted to get them 5 15K SAS Drives in RAID 5. Can anyone tell me what the true speed ...
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Can I take a mirrored raid drive and use it in another machine

I have about a dozen low end servers of varying makes and models and most have mirrored raid. I'm a bit confused about whether after a disaster (that hasn't harmed the drives) can I can take a drive ...
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Cannot install grub, segmentation fault, unable to identify filesystem, superfluous RAID member, found two disks with same index — Debian 7

A server was recently transported from location A to B, a long journey that took six months. Things have gone wrong due to nothing being labeled prior to shipment. Yes, I know --- it was done by ...
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Is there any downtime when expanding a volume on an iSCSI setup using Synology Hybrid RAID?

The subject sums up the scenario. I believe the answer is there is no downtime but the system might simply be slower during the rebuild. Which is fine. But if there is downtime, how long? A small blip ...
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mdadm - unable to reconstruct the raid1

When restarting my server, it (sometimes) fails to reconstruct my RAID-1 array (2 disks). My server, a 10-year-old computer, often changes sda into sdb or sdc which seems to annoy mdadm. When it ...
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Resizing a software RAID remotely, no LVM, / partition

I have a server that has a software RAID without LVM. That is only mdadm. There are the partitions /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2 which form /dev/md2. There is also a lot of space after both /dev/sda2 and ...
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mdadm RAID0 array recovery

I have a Linux file server with two 12-disk MD1000 disk arrays attached to a RAID controller. Unfortunately, a power blip has caused a loss of configuration data on the RAID controller and it is now ...
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What to do when raid 0 errer: Following Arrays have missing required members and cannot be … Array#0-RAID-0 [closed]

here are the tried status: It is a raid 0 configuration and have 2 disks. When using IBM ServeRAID Configuration Utility, there are three options: 1. Array Configuration Utility : see below 2. ...
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lvm and hardware raid: hardware raid 5 and raid 1 in single volume group?

I have a system with pre configured hardware RAID. It has 2 disks in a RAID1 configuration. It has a further 6 disks in a RAID5 configuration. The 6 disk RAID5 is split (by the hardware) to look like ...
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What is a good new server setup [closed]

Currently we have a server with several functions: domain controller, SQL server, WSUS server, file server, print server, exchange server, backup exec And in addition we still have an old server with ...
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Hot swapping RAID 1 from data center to office

We have a NAS in our data center that we use for backups and application data. It has the ability to have an external USB hard drive connected to it and all data can be backed up to that drive. Here ...
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Why I am the raid configuration tool is now allowing me to create RAID 10?

I have an older dell power edge 6800 server. I have upgraded it a bit and I want to utilize it. So I wadded some ram and some drives. it currently has 12 drives. 2 @ (146gb) 10 @ (300 gb) I ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge R720 w/ PERC H710 Mini

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720. I created a virtual disk with the PERC H710 Mini BIOS Configuration Utility 4.03-0002 and configured it for RAID 1. When I then go to try to install Windows ...
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Adding second RAID controller to a motherboard with onboard RAID controller [closed]

One of our server ASUS M4N78AM motherboard that comes with an onboard RAID controller. We have already utilised it and are running out of space. Would it be possible to install an additional RAID ...
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Find RAID controller under Linux [closed]

I have been trying to find the RAID controller for good purpose. I need to find the right driver that works with the RAID controller. I can assure you i have a raid system in my server, here is an ...
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mdadm reattached a failed drive all by itself

I have 2 drives setup in mdadm mirroring (3 partitions on each drive). Last week the second drive (sdb) dropped out of the array because of some I/O errors I am still investigating. After a server ...
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smartctl error end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector

I have a Scientific Linux 6.5 server with a RAID with SSD disks. I see several error on dmesg file but there is no alert or errors provided by the utilities of the RAID controller (LSI controller). ...
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External bitmap concerns

I am considering adding an external bitmap to my mdadm RAID6. The benefits seem absolutely incredible in terms of rebuild time but I do have some concerns. I didn't plan for it so I don't have much ...
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Partitioning SSD and HDD in Linux NAS [closed]

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, ...