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How do you repair a Ubuntu 14.04 RAID-LVM-DM-CRYPT-LUKS Physical to Virtual system that won't boot?

I can't get a Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual server to boot correctly. It's recently been cloned "dd if=/dev/sda of=vmimage" The Physical has a RAID1-LVM-DMCRYPT-LUKS configuration, The boot sequence aborts and ...
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Xen doesn't boot after install [closed]

I tried to setup Xen by the instruction released on the site of my hoster. I installed Xen, completed RAID setup as it is told in the instruction. Rebooted and succesfully connected to Xen from ...
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1answer
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Are there performance or reliability concerns when spanning an LVM partition across multiple 2TB RAID virtual disks?

I'm preparing a Dell R520 PowerEdge server with 8x 1TB disks as a data archive/warehouse (file, RDBMS, NoSQL) server. Out of the box, the PERC H710P RAID controller was configured with 3x 2TB RAID6 ...
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108 views

Need help recovering RAID 6 array

My CentOS 6.5 server had its primary drive fail the other day. Our hosting company replaced the primary drive and reinstalled the OS. The system is up and running, but the 15TB of RAID6 storage isn't ...
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1answer
200 views

Move encrypted debian system on luks+lvm with dropbear from single SSD to SSD-RAID1

We have a debian linux server which has a single 120GB SSD and 2x2TB HDDs as RAID 1. We now have to move to another server which has 2x240GB SSD and a single 2TB HDD. The aim is to move the current ...
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2answers
121 views

Expandable Linux filesystem w/ redundancy & support for different drive sizes?

I did a bit of research already and didn't come across any filesystems so far that have the following features: Expandability, Redundancy, and the ability to utilize the full capacity of different ...
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1answer
207 views

Preseeding Ubuntu partman recipe using LVM and RAID

I'm trying to preseed Ubuntu 12.04 server installation and created a recipe that would create RAID 1 on 2 drives and then partition that using LVM. Unfortunately partman complains when creating LVM ...
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282 views

Remove a duplicate lvm physical volume uuid?

After upgrading a rhel 5 server today I rebooted to the new kernel: curr=2.6.18-371.el5PAE prev=2.6.18-348.18.1.el5PAE. In the boot sequence I saw a message indicating Logical Volume Management was ...
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2answers
141 views

RAID / FS choice for 12 hard drive machine?

I'm going to purchase a 14 bay HP 2U server with ECC memory and bunch of 3TB enterprise SATA drives. I would prefer to make 2 x RAID6 with 6 drive each. This will be used for local office storage and ...
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153 views

Convert single O/S disk to RAID 1 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with only a single drive. There are 2 more empty hot swap bays in the chassis. I want to add a little redundancy by adding a RAID 1 to the system. The ...
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3answers
93 views

Two drives, how can i max reliability and uptime? [closed]

I have an asterisk pbx. It has 2 drives in a raid 1 setup. However if my main drive fails my 2nd won't boot, as it has no boot partition. The most important thing for me is up time. If there is a ...
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221 views

Raid superblock missing on single partition. Recovery needed

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the spare drive, mount it ...
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1answer
88 views

Linux automatically creating LVM partitions on RAID members?

I've had a software RAID1 array in production for over a year which has LVM partitions on top of /dev/md0. I rebooted over the weekend to apply some kernel patches and now the array won't come up. ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Convert a LVM into a RAID 5

I have 3 disk (600GB) only one in use. is possible convert into a RAID5 without need a external disk my system is: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 3 x SAS 600GB Hitachi (only 1 in use in a VG)
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2answers
400 views

Hybrid RAID with LVM + mdadm

So I've been looking Synology and their idea of Hybrid RAID to make mixed drive RAID arrays both fault tolerant and efficient. So, I'm testing an idea (performance isn't a concern here), with a mixed ...
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1answer
242 views

“LV Status NOT available” after converting root from lvm2 to lvm2+raid1 (lvconvert --type raid1)

I just converted by lvm2 root filesystem from linear lvm2 (single HDD:sda) to lvm2 raid1 (using lvconvert -m1 --type raid1 /dev/ubuntu/root /dev/sdb5 command). But after this conversion I can't boot ...
2
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1answer
102 views

Recovery RAID array LVM

I have a NAS, the unit became unresponsive so after some research I pulled the drives out of the box, and hooked them up to my Ubuntu box. I now see all 4 drives, and all 4 partitions on the drives. ...
0
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1answer
234 views

8kb block sizes as it relates to different storage layers

I have a PCIe SSD card that uses 8kb block cells. It supports "Virtual Controllers" that can split this drive in half and create LVM RAID0 with 8kb stripe size. On top of that I install a file system ...
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2answers
166 views

LVM in cluster — need an advice

I'm trying to configure a 2 node cluster with shared storage, but the configuration is probably little unusual. It is described below: Both nodes have access to a shared storage that has a number of ...
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2answers
83 views

Solution to manage data server with multiple drives

I'm looking for some pointers on the best way to manage a Linux data server, with 20 hard drives and with new files always being added (around 30GB/day). Performance is not important, reliability is ...
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1answer
61 views

Arch Linux on Software RAID, can't find VolGroupArray

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a Software RAID that I am building following their instructions on the Wiki. I built as far as the Logical Volumes and after that switched to the Installation ...
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0answers
255 views

pvcreate not working: can't open exclusively

After having added 2 disks of 1Tb to a Dell PowerEdge, I went through their initialization with the goal to add them to an existing LVM VG. When the MegaCli background initialization went complete, I ...
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2answers
81 views

LVM Configuration possible?

I have hard discs D1 and D2 which are 140GB each and D3,D4 which are 600GB. I've been reading about the benefits of using LVM and I was thinking about the following configurations. This one would ...
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2answers
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Advanced configuration of Grub2 for RAID5 + Encrypted LVM where /boot needs redundancy

I recorded my complete installation until failure in case you have a question about the installation which I did not provide an explanation for below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVe5vja3keo ...
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4answers
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How can I create one big volume from multiple drives, but loose only the files stored on one disk if it fails?

I am running a storage system. Fault tolerancy is handled at application level (files are stored on multiple servers, even datacenters). Therefore I don't need nor even want redundancy within one ...
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228 views

lvm/xfs does not utilize full raid device

My older 2 CPU server (32-bit LV Xeon, centos 5) drives a raid6 array. Since I grew it from 7x2T to 8x2T (I had to CD boot a "more modern" fedora to even do the 82-hour growing, but that's another ...
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2answers
219 views

16tb raid6 + lvm, to partition or not to partition?

So I have a 16tb raid6 on one of a new batch of machines I am setting up. I will be using LVM on top of this and am wondering if there are any compelling reasons to break the raid up into partitions ...
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1answer
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When using software RAID and LVM on Linux, which IO scheduler and readahead settings are honored?

In the case of multiple layers (physical drives -> md -> dm -> lvm), how do the schedulers, readahead settings, and other disk settings interact? Imagine you have several disks (/dev/sda - /dev/sdd) ...
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0answers
940 views

Can't mount logical volume, RAID/MD/LVM problems

I have a file server with 48 2TB HDDs split across 2x 3ware 9650SE-24M8 RAID cards. Both cards have 24 drives in RAID 1+0. MD softraid is setup in raid 0 with the two RAID 1+0s making RAID 100. LVM2 ...
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How do I create a RAID10 array using EBS on Amazon?

Basing this question on information I got in Why does df shows only half the size of a RAID10 array?, how should I create a RAID10 array using EBS volumes on Amazon, in a way that will not be ...
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467 views

Best strategy for setting up LVM over RAID for flexibility down the road?

Alright, I'm hoping that this question is unique enough to not be considered another "What's the difference between LVM and RAID?" questions. Here goes... I'm setting up a linux server which has a ...
4
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1answer
493 views

Areca RAID volume and LVM alignment

I have the following hardware: 1x - Areca ARC-1680IX-24 PCIe x8 SAS RAID Card 24x - Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB 5900RPM SATA 3 GB/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive ST32000542AS I plan on ...
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2answers
110 views

Are there any downside of creating LVM using raided device?

I want to use the performance of RAID-0 and flexibility of LVM for managing storage. I have created RAID-0 using two disk of equal size and then created a PV and included in VG. Then I have created ...
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478 views

Dead software RAID CentOS 6

I have a RAID 5 array (with LVM on top) on a CentOS 6 box. The array itself is an LSI StorageTek disk shelf with 14 drives connected to the server with a fibre channel cable. After rebooting the ...
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RAID0 (both hardware and md) slower than LVM?

I'm doing some benchmarking of nodes as we build out a distributed filesystem. Since files are going to be distributed and replicated across many nodes, we're using raid0 on the nodes themselves. ...
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2answers
529 views

RAID1 and RAID5 configuration - LVM

I have a dedicated server, which has the following: 2 x 146GB drives in RAID1 - configured 3 x 600GB drives in RAID5 - unconfigured The 2 x 146GB drives are currently dealing with everything, such ...
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0answers
562 views

squeeze with lvm on top of raid 0 fails to boot using grub2

GRUB Loading Welcome to GRUB! error: no such device: <GUID>. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> ls (hd0), (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/grub ...
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321 views

What RAID Level Should Be Used

I am working on a server build project for work and have inherited the following items that I need to figure out the best way to handle and configure. 2 of these: I/O Crest SY-PEX40008 PCI-e SATA ...
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3answers
351 views

How to add existing /home on MDADM RAID to new LVM based OS install

Have (32-bit) Centos 5.6 file server with 2x1TB HDD/ext3 in MDADM RAID-1 as follows: Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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1answer
457 views

Hard Drive chugging noise when moutning Logical Volume to file system

I have a server (Ubuntu 11.04) with a RAID 10 array (4 disks), and the RAID 10 array is partitioned as one big LVM. I have a logical volume on that which is 40GB that holds the root file system. The ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Optimizing ext2 filesystem for use on LVM + RAID device? Stride, stripe-width, LVM IO size considerations

I'm building a new database server and am trying to make sure I have the setup as correct as possible. The database storage is 22x 15.7k RPM Western Digital SAS drives in RAID10, in an external SAS ...
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78 views

Configuring multiple XFS filesystems with external logs on LVM

I'm configuring an NFS server with multiple filesystems for use by different groups of users. Other similar systems we have installed recently have used XFS filesystems on logical volumes, on top of ...
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1answer
569 views

Detaching EBS Volumes (in LVM) take a lot of time

I have an EC2 Instance(EBS Backed-root partition) with EBS volumes configured via LVM. I have formatted it as ext4 and can mount it to store data etc. Now i want take a snapshot of the root ...
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1answer
393 views

Rebuild Software RAID1+LVM after OS change (from Ubuntu to CentOS)

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory about my current situation, but here is the long version: I am currently running Ubuntu 9.04, I built a RAID 1 array with two disks and then used LVM to ...
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2answers
4k views

How to do the equivalent of Synology Hybrid Raid on Linux myself?

http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/What_is_Synology_Hybrid_RAID%3F Synology is just Linux and uses LVM. How do their tools automate LVM to achieve what they call their Hybrid Raid?
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448 views

convert 1x2TB HDD with LVM into 2x2TB HDD with RAID1+LVM or with LVM mirroring?

I have Ubuntu server with 1x2TB HDD and 1x128GB SSD (unused). There are 2 partitions: /boot, and a physical volume for LVM, which has 1 group and 5 logical volumes: /, /var/log, /home, /srv, /tmp. ...
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1answer
593 views

Home-grown SAN — topology ideas?

I'm interested in hand-rolling a SAN solution on Linux with the following technologies: iscsi mdadm raid lvm multipath xfs/gfs/??? teamed NICs Hardware-wise, I'm thinking of 2 x gigE (or better) ...
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1answer
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mkfs.ext4 is taking hours to complete on 4 TB RAID 5

I am running mkfs.ext4 on top of LVM on a RAID 5, and it is taking hours to complete. It's a 3 TB, four disks setup, and I'm just doing: mkfs.ext4 /dev/md0 My stripe size and width seem OK. ...
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1answer
629 views

Recovering Accidentally Destroyed LVM2 Information

Ok, so I'm stupid and made a serious and grave mistake. On my linux box running Ubuntu 10.10, I have a 1.5TB RAID array that I had originally setup using the instructions located here: ...
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2answers
343 views

Partions, RAID, LVMs, and Encryption

I have an existing production server that is running 4 drives each 750 GB in size in two software RAID levels. RAID 1 for the /boot partition and RAID 5 for the rest of the partitions including the ...