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How to display/define Mirror/Stripping pairs with mdadm

I want to make a standard linux software Raid10 over 4 HDD. The server has 4HDDs, 2 pairs from different vendors in order to avoid batch problems. I want to have the mirror over two different ...
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Very poor disk performance on KVM node - mdadm raid10

For a long period of time, i'm experiencing performance issues on CentOS servers that are used for KVM virtualization. I'm running software RAID-10 with 4 disks (Seagate ST2000DM001, 2TB, 7200rpm ...
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Drawbacks with smaller fdisk partitions, mdadm RAID10, LVM and KVM?

I am setting up a new virtualized server with KVM and LVM. The KVM host and all guests will be installed on a SSD drive. Each guest will have access to a RAID10 array made of 4x3TB sata drives, used ...
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Mdadm RAID10 far layout 2, fault tolerence and extendability

I plan to build an mdadm raid10 f2 using 2x1Tb and 2*3Tb hard disks. I have read the wikipedia page but I am not sure I understood everything properly. For what I have read I can loose at the same ...
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Linux software RAID 10 array, failed drive, resize file system and migrate to a 3 drive RAID 1?

I have a software RAID 10 array which I recently noticed went into a degraded state. The OS is CentOS 5.8. It has 4x 500GB drives in 3 different arrays: /dev/md0 is RAID 1 and mounted to /boot (200MB ...
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Device in software RAID 10 array: clean, degraded. Ouch?

I've got 4x 500GB drives in software RAID. /dev/md0 is RAID 1 and mounted to /boot /dev/md1 is RAID 10 and is swap /dev/md2 is RAID 10 and is the main system and data device I looked at mdadm this ...
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Software Raid 10 corrupted superblock after dual disk failure, how do I recover it?

I have a software raid 10 with 6 x 2tb hard drives (raid 1 for /boot), ubuntu 10.04 is the os. I had a raid controller failure that put 2 drives out of sync, crashed the system and initially the os ...
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raid10 in mdadm reports incorrect “Used Dev Size”

I previously had a raid5 with mdadm using four 2TB drives. I've recently disassembled the raid and created a raid10 with six 2TB drives, but mdadm --detail is showing "Used Dev Size" as only 2TB (the ...
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four-disk md raid10-far can be assembled and ran as “clean, degraded” with only 2 disks. Bug or i'm missing something?

Today i was solving raid failure on raid10-far with four disks. One disk failed and another wasn't re-added after a hard reboot. The mdadm -D was reporting it's clean and running with only two out of ...
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Calculating correct stripe size for Linux mdadm RAID10 arrays in “far” layout

I'm creating RAID10 array from 6 drives. When created in near layout, e.g. mdadm --create /dev/md2 --chunk=64 --level=10 --raid-devices=6 --layout=n2 /dev/sda1 ... Checking stripe size as ...
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Does linux software raid10 perform any data verification on each write?

I wand to find out is there any benefit in safety of storage data between manual sync(using cron & rsync) of two RAID0 volumes and RAID10 volume using Linux software raid. Does RAID10 preform any ...
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Can I convert a raid10 array to raid0?

I have created a raid10 array using mdadm. Metadata version is 1.2. I want to convert this to a raid0 array, is it possible? P.S. I am having terabytes of data, I want to avoid copying the data over. ...
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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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Would you recommend mdadm raid10 for EC2?

I read a blog article somewhere that RAID10 on EC2 cuts down performance by half compared to RAID0. But when you have critical database data on the volumes, how else do you prevent data loss in case ...
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Mdadm - Change RAID 10 chunk size and switch to “far” layout

I'm running an Ubuntu Linux NAS server with 4 2TB drives in software RAID 10. I created the array during installation (with Ubuntu Server disc), but the layout is near and the chunk size is 64. I ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of constructing an mdam array from whole disks vs. partitions?

Let's say I've got six identical drives and I'm going to use them all in a RAID10,f2 array constructed using mdadm. I've always put a single partition on each disk and constructed the array from ...
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RAID 10, how layout works? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone explain the physical architecture of RAID 10 in complete layman's terms? I'm trying to figure out how exactly works the RAID 10 in linux with mdadm. I ...
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Linux Software Raid 10 hung after 1 drive failed, mdadm will not let me force remove the faulty device

I have a Linux software raid 10 setup consisting of 5 RAID 1s (Two drives per mirrored setup) and a RAID 0 across all 5 RAID 1 pairs. To test that none of the drives were going to fail quickly under ...