RAID1 or mirrored RAID uses two disk that have the same data.

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Add a new disk to raid1 on LSI Logic SAS1064E B1 controller

I've a trouble with my (two disks) RAID1 array running on a LSI Logic SAS1064E B1 controller. The array is degraded and one disk isn't detected by the controller. I've tested both disks with a sata to ...
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PERC H310 - Multiple RAID 1 Arrays

Currently, I have a RAID 1 (using two 1TB disks) configured on PERC H310 controller on a PowerEdge T420 Server. It currently contains Windows Server 2012, a Hyper-v role, applications and SQL Server ...
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HP Smart Array P212 - rebuild Array 1 for OS without loosing Array 2 (Data)

Ok.. I'm fairly new to this, but I have a DL180 G6 running with following configuration an HP's P212 Controller: 01 Array: 2x 1TB for OS 02 Array: 12x 2TB for Data Now I would like to Change both ...
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LVM Raid 1 + SSD Caching

I have three disks: /dev/sda slow hdd /dev/sdb slow hdd /dev/sdc fast ssd /dev/vg0 volume group consisting /dev/sd{a,b,c} Each logical volume (lv) should be raid1 mirrored and ssd cached. With ...
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mdadm RAID1 won't rebuild

A drive on one of my Hetzner servers failed yesterday. I've replaced it once before, but this time it just will not work. After I copy the GPT to the new disk, I add one of the partitions to the ...
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Linux- Convert 2 disk raid1 to raid0

I have a linux server (3.19.0) which has raid setup with md (v3.2.5). / is a raid1 device with 2 disks. There was a mistake when installing this machine, instead we need those 2 disks to be in raid0 ...
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Uneven disc throughput in RAID1 configuration

I am having performance issue caused by slow IO in server which has two identical SSDs in RAID1 configuration. By using "atop" noticed that discs usage is no even: DD | md2 | busy 0% ...
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Raid 1 and Raid 5 with Debian 8 Install [duplicate]

Ive been advised that i should install Debian 8 using the following raid configuration: Raid 1 (2 discs) - for OS Raid 5 (4 discs) for data. This way, i can have 2 disc failures and still have a ...
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Recover Data from RAID 1 : Array failed

I have a HP Proliant ML150 server with a scsi raid controller installed. Two disks are configured in RAID 1. My problem is when i start my computer, in the beginning, a message appears that the array ...
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Are there any two-bay hardware bit/block level replication devices (perhaps RAID-1)? [closed]

Here's what I'm hoping to do: Have two drives in a hardware bay that can be pulled from the front without dissassembly Read and write to it as a single (NTFS) disk Be able to pull either drive and ...
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Synology disk mirror SHR or RAID 1

I created a mirrored volume on my Synology DS415+ created with two equal disks. The default mode was Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) but I see that I could also could have chosen for 'regular' RAID 1. As ...
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Reducing the Size of a Partition in RAID1 CentOS

I need to reduce the size of a partition in RAID1. The current configuration of the disks are shown below: (parted) select /dev/sda Using /dev/sda (parted) p Model: ATA ST1000NM0011 (scsi) Disk ...
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Bad sector on disk, part of a LVM over RAID1 array, which files are affected?

My RAID1 array /dev/md1 is rebuilding after one of the disks has been replaced. Problem : the source disk has Unrecoverable Errors, and my only choice if I do not want to lose the whole data set (no ...
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How to solve intermittent server hangs? Write to (and read from) a disk stops completely

We have a LAMP server for about 6 months. CentOS 7.0 It ran non stop without a restart for the first 3 months then it hang. Then it run for the next 2 months (also non stop without a restart) then ...
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Recover files from a failed RAID 1 - How do I rsync if source file size is bigger

I have 2 drives that were on a mirrored RAID. The server crashed (failed array) and there are no backups. The client was setup with Carbonite, but failed to renew their plan, which expired this past ...
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Handling the potential risk of writing random bits to storage during power loss with RAID [closed]

Is it possible for a power failure to cause some part of a machine to write one or more random bits to a storage device? Someone proposed the following idea to address such a risk: create multiple ...
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IBM MegaRAID Storage Manager, Build RAID1 from existing disk

Recently my RAID Controller went FUBARBUNDY and decided to drop my RAID1. The server would not boot since then. According IBM support expert, rebuilding that RAID array would wipe data on both disks. ...
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mdadm set the mode before a second device raid1?

i have a problem. server use two disk softraid1. disk sda is die, and replaced disk. and reboot now, copy partition table sdb to sda ok. next step copy boot record sdb to sda ok. finaliy add sda in ...
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Hardware RAID1 configuration - Possibly failed sectors on one physical disk. Does the OS automatically read from the other disk?

I'm not a professional sysadmin but since I couldn't find answers to my specific case after researching for a while I was hoping I could get some help here. Our server uses P222 - a HP Smart ...
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HP Array Utility, Remove a spare drive from a Raid 1 Array

I have a DL380 with 2 Raid 1 arrays with spares. As the server is a part of a cluster I want to remove the spares and create a new logical drive with them. The problem is that HP Array Configuration ...
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mdadm - RAIDs of partitions or partitions of RAID?

If using entire drives for an mdadm RAID which will be the boot device as well, is it more correct / standard to: 1) Configure the RAID out of partitions that encompass the whole drive (like ...
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RAID1 write penalty using mdadm - what's the cause?

When doing some performance tests writing to a SSD-based 3-way RAID 1 mirror powered by mdadm, it appears we suffer a significant write penalty of about 2.2x slower than doing the same test on just ...
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How to add more RAID 1 storage on Server after the fact?

I have set up a Lenovo TS440 Server (LSI 9240-8i, MegaRaid)) with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and (2) RAID 1 mirror arrays. After noticing that the DATA array (2TB) is actually quite small ...
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Best RAID level for NAS [closed]

I just bought my first computer that I'm going to run as a NAS with OpenMediaVault as OS. I bought two HDD (WD red 5400 rpm) with the capacity of 3TB each (and one 120GB SSD that I'm going to run the ...
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RAID 6 - any write amplification in 4-drive RAID?

We're planning to move from a 4-drive RAID6 to a SSD RAID 1, and I was analyzing smartctl data to see how many GB we've writen to the drives over the past year so I can estimate the lifetime of the ...
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Is a partition necessary when using RAID?

I have configured raid1 on two of my disks. I am not using a partition, because I want to use the entire disk. Is this correct? The command lsblk produces the following output for my disks: sdc ...
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Adding additional hot swap drive to HP ProLiant DL360 in RAID1 config

I have a HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 server. It has 8 drive bays with only 6 being used in a RAID1 config. Can I add an additional 2 drives to the empty bays hot and the HP Smart Array Controller will ...
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How does Rebuild in host-raid RAID-1 works?

I am testing a Non-Hardware Raid with 3 1TB Disks. I create a RAID-1 Array with my first 2 Disks and installed Windows 7 on the Raid disk that i'd created. I unplugged the first disk SATA cable in ...
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RAID1: approx performance difference of 3 active vs. 2 + spare?

My question concerns only Linux software RAID ("md"). I'm going to set up a RAID1 array with three devices. I need to choose between using the third disk as a spare or as an active member of the ...
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Adding New Drives to Dell R720 in RAID 1 Configuration w/ Dell Lifecycle Controller

I have a Dell R720 with two 136GB drives set up on an existing virtual disc running RAID 1. I've run out of room, purchased two additional 600GB SAS 15K drives I'd like to set up for RAID 1 also to be ...
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Splitting RAID drives from ReadyNas Duo

I have an old ReadyNas Duo that is on its last legs and starting to play up. It currently has 2x 1TB drives inside, configured in a mirrored RAID 1. I've just purchased an external caddy, and ...
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CentOS Raid 1 drive fails on raid-check

I have a pair of HP DL320e servers configured identically with two WD Red 6TB drives in a software raid 1 array. The DL320e has an on board raid controller which is disabled in favour of linux ...
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Proactively hot-swap a suspect drive

For one drive in a hardware RAID 1 mirror set (Areca ARC-1200 under Linux), smartmontools is beginning to report read errors with the short selftest every other week. The long selftest still completes ...
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Disk goes read-only after disabling RAID 1

I am not so expert in Linux. We have a computer (working as server) with Ubuntu 10.10. It has 2 RAID 1+0 hard disks. Today one of the hard disks failed, so we removed it, and disabled it by mdadm ...
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Ubuntu RAID1: How to boot after (physically) removing /dev/sda? (mdadm, Grub2)

Several months ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server (x64) with RAID 1 using the following instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/advanced-installation.html I followed the ...
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Software RAID 1 does not extend on two new additional drives

I added two new devices two my software RAID 1 system. They are recognized by mdadm but I can't use the addition space. Here is how I proceed: I added the two new disk to my PC and created on each ...
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How to auto-start Degraded Software RAID1 under Debian 8.0.0 on boot?

If you remove a component HDD from an array, it drops into a "busy box" shell under "(initramfs)" saying something similar to "cannot mount root device" as the RAID1 array becomes "inactive". It is ...
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mdadm Software RAID1 with GPT on Debian 8.0 amd64 - Does not boot on disk removal [closed]

INTRO: I have spent countless days attaching/detaching MOLEX->SATA power cables, rebooting machines and trying hundreds of edits and commands. I am on the verge of desperation and desperately in need ...
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Disk errors Event ID 51 on LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i in RAID 1

I am working on a case of recurrent disk errors. Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. There are two main disks on a mirrored RAID. There is also an additional drive that is used for ...
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Can mdadm convert a RAID5 to a RAID1?

I have a RAID5 consisting of 3 disks, one of which is broken. I was wondering if it is possible to convert those two disks to a RAID1 without data loss and without having to back-up the data ...
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Software Raid: Array inconsistent state

I'm running software raid 1 with md on debian distro. One of the disks has failed, but not all of the raid arrays were at that time in a "fail" state. In order to bring them also in a fail state (in ...
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Can Docker Corrupt a Software RAID Setup? [closed]

I read that software RAID should not be implemented on a machine that also has ESXi virtual machines running. Does this mean that I would want to avoid LVM and or LXC/Docker containers as well on this ...
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mdadm 3-way RAID 1 - good solution for guaranteed 2-drive failure tolerance?

Is a 3-way RAID1 using mdadm a good solution to be able to sustain any two drives failing without the RAID failing? I know this costs extra in the sense of only being able to use 1/3 of the disk ...
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Should I 'run in' one disk of a new RAID 1 pair to decrease the chance of a similar failure time?

I'm setting up a RAID1 array of two new 4TB hard drives. I heard somewhere previously, that making a RAID1 array of new identical hard drives bought at the same time, increased the chance that they ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation with Preseeded RAID 1 Partitioning

I have been having a painful time trying to automate an Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installation with RAID 1 partitioning. I'm testing this on top of VirtualBox with two Virtual Disk Images (dynamically ...
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Why is RAID 1+6 not a more common layout?

Why are the nested RAID levels 1+5 or 1+6 almost unheard of? The nested RAID levels Wikipedia article is currently missing their sections. I don't understand why they are not more common than RAID ...
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Is it better to store the MySQL database directory on a separate RAID 1 device?

We have a Linux server with a RAID 1 using two HDDs on which runs a Apache server managing multiple sites and some other services that interact intensively with the databases and produce massive ...
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Unable to boot into software RAID1 after disk failure

Today after restarting my data server I was unable to boot because one of the drives wasn't being recognized any more, it is still spinning when I connect it and not making many weird noises except ...
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Disk I/O at limit with software raid

whenever I use rm or cp on a bigger file structure the disk i/o is going up to the top, but not with the focus on cp or rm, it is the software raid sync. My knowledge in this area is limited. The ...
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mdadm: Convert RAID10 to RAID1

The machine in question is equipped with 4x ssd, and running Debian wheezy 7.8, linux kernel 3.2.0-4, mdadm v3.2.5. Currently I'm using a RAID10 consisting of all these ssd. I've to increase the ...