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

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mdadm raid1, [1/2] disks failed, safe to reboot?

I am seeing the following under /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sda2[0](F) sdb2[1] 976554876 blocks super 1.1 [2/1] [_U] bitmap: 4/8 pages [16KB], 65536KB chunk md0 : active ...
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3ware Raid Migration 9650SE

I'm trying to migrate a single disk on a 9650SE 4LPML to a RAID 1. I'm trying to use 3dm2 to accomplish this, but the only options it will allow me to migrate to is either RAID 0 or RAID 10. I only ...
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RAID for load balancer needed?

We have two load balancers, one used as hot-standby. Would you recommend me using a RAID1 setup in case of a harddisk failure? Or is RAID1 not needed as in case of a failure the hot-standby server ...
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Create a RAID1 Mirror After OS and apps have been installed

We are building a server but one of the new disks is dead on arrival. If we put the os and apps etc on the first disk, when we get the bad disk replaced can any one see any reason we shouldn't be able ...
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mdadm: hot remove failed for…

My RAID1 is degraded and I need to replace /dev/sdb. However, I could mark /dev/sdb5 (in /dev/md1) as failed and removed it, but I can't do the same with /dev/sdb1 (/dev/md0 which is mounted on /): ...
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Delete RAID 1 from Debian

i've Debian installed RAID 1 2x 160GB HD, i want to delete it but i'm totally noob in linux, i don't want to install fresh image and start from scratch again, i cannot do backup because i've nearly ...
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Adding disk to RAID 1

I have a HP DL120 server running under co-location with a 2 disk RAID 1. Now i want to gain DB read speed by adding two more disks. My question is if the two disks automaticly will be included in the ...
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RAID1 with non-empty HDDs on a NAS

On one hand I have 2 HDDs with data, which are clones of one another I made using Cavalry Retriever duplicator. On another hand I have a brand new Patriot Javelin S4 NAS unit. I'm new to both RAID and ...
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RAID 10 or RAID 1 x 2 for Hyper-V with AD, EXCHANGE on Windows 2008 R2

We have 2 servers which have 6 SATA 7200 disks inside (each). We want to configure both servers so that they will have Window Server 2008 R2 Enterprise installed and on top of it Exchange 2010 x2 (for ...
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Installing VMware vsphere 5 on multi raid array server

We recently bought a new server that came with 2 600GB disks in a Raid 1 and 5 2TB disks in a raid 5. Initially this was going run Windows Server 2008 R2, however, it was decided to now run VMware ...
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lvm over two raid1's - one slow, one fast. What will happen?

Two software RAID1's, 0: 2x 15K SAS drives, 73GB 1: 2x WD Caviar Green, 3TB So the first RAID is a faster one, the second a slower data grave. What happens when I add both to a LVM logical volume ...
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Forgot to create a second RAID for swap partitions in Software RAID 1. Will it work?

I have a Ubuntu 11.10 headless machine setup with Software RAID 1. It has two drives, each drive has a main boot partition (sda1 & sdb1) and a small swap partition. I created a raid for the boot ...
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raid boot error

in boot.log /dev/md1: clean, 320806/58155008 files, 91390310/232603728 blocks /dev/md0 was not cleanly unmounted, check forced. /dev/md0: 32/24384 files (9.4% non-contiguous), 19957/97536 blocks ...
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Raid1 degraded after every reboot

After setup, cat /proc/mdstat output looks like this: proxmox:~# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md0 : active raid1 sdc2[1] sdb2[0] ...
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RAID 1+0 redundancy and data-loss recovery capability against RAID 1

I have a HP ProLiant server with two SCSI drives. I wanted to set up a RAID 1 array but the RAID configurator only allowed me a RAID 0 or a RAID 1+0 array. When either of my drive fails can I recover ...
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How to rebuild RAID1 with missing drive on CERC?

I have a CERC/4i on a Dell 750 with two SATA drives. Due to a failing cooling system one of the disks stopped working. This has occurred twice before, so I am fairly confident the disk is not ...
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SSD redundancy via HDD

Is there a way to guarantee redundancy to an SSD using an HDD? Raid 1 is the best choice to guarantee redundancy in HDDs, but SSDs are too expensive to guarantee redundancy via RAID. If I was to ...
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CentOS - hardware raid 1 of two drives not being treated as single drive by fdisk

I am a bit new to hardware configuration in general, much less with linux, so please give me a little slack :) I have the following setup: 1 320GB Drive that contains the OS (centOS) and 2 250GB ...
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RAID 1 disk is marked as Spare after replacement

one of two disks in my RAID 1 died so I replaced it. When new disk has been added to array the sync process started and few minutes later it has become a Spare. How can I "force" the disk to be a ...
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RAID 1 with motherboard software or SiI hardware?

I have to setup 2 servers with RAID 1 and the company cannot provide funds for the hardware needed until december, here is the hardware available: Computer A OS: CentOS 6.0 MB: EP41-UD3L RAM: 4GB ...
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How to remove swap partitions from RAID 1 Array on Ubuntu?

Can anyone point in the right direction on how to remove SWAP out of a RAID1 configuration on Ubuntu 10.04 server? According to the Ubuntu Advanced installation guide, here, it said to add swap to the ...
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How to resize RAID1 array with mdadm?

I've running Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11). I replaced 2x160GB with 2x500GB drives. They are configured as RAID1. The partition tables show the right sizes. Here's sfdisk: # sfdisk -d /dev/sdb # ...
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booting a system with failed devices in a RAID1 array

I have a Linux system set up with 3 software RAID1 devices, each of which comprises two identical partitions on two identical disks. Recently, one of the non-root partitions on one disk began ...
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Harddrive / Raid1 issues

I'm having problems with the hard-drives in my root-server. It's running with 2 hdds in a software Raid1. After having performance issues with a large MySQL DB, that writes via O_DIRECT and ...
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Motherboard fried on Windows RAID 1 System, do I have to reformat?

A faulty power supply fried my motherboard and I need some help. I had a spare motherboard lying around and hooked it up to one of the hard drives to see if I could just continue chugging along. ...
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grub2 does not find /boot on RAID1 md0 device

I have RAID1 md0 for /boot consisting of 4 partitions (sda2, sdb2, sdc2, sdd2). I'm using GPT on 2TB HDDs, so first partitions on each disk (sda1, ...) are 1-megabyte bios_grub partitions. I also ...
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SCSI error: return code = 0x08000002, sense key: Aborted Command

The kernel logs: ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7fffffff SErr 0x0 action 0x0 ata2.00: irq_stat 0x40000008 ata2.00: cmd 61/08:f0:6f:5b:97/00:00:00:00:00/40 tag 30 ncq 4096 out res ...
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Hot swap failed software RAID drive with Windows Server 2008

Does Win2k8 natively handle hot-swapping of a hard drive? I have an existing server with 2 hard drives in it that are currently setup in a hardware RAID-1 configuration; they are each hot-swappable. ...
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Converting system disk to raid 1 on win server 2003

I have a domain controller running windows server 2003. Its running on a basic entry level server. I would like to improve redundancy by converting the disk to software raid 1. I'm looking for any ...
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Clarifications on encrypted LVM in Ubuntu, RAID1, and headless server

I’ve pondered about encrypting my hard disk on my laptop and server for quite some time, but never got around to it since I don’t think I understand how encryption affects my day to day usage and the ...
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howto import existing linux soft array volume group

I have a server that consists of a boot drive, then two data drives combined to a RAID1 linux array. My boot drive recently became corrupted and I need to re-install the operating system. The RAID1 ...
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how to get block sizes larger than 4k in reads from an md raid1 volume

I wanted to setup a raid01 configuration (a raid1 composed of two raid0s) with one of the raid0 volumes having the write-mostly state set so all reads would go to the other (i.e. one is disk, the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 raid 0 over hardware raid 5

I am consider using windows raid 0 and raid 1 over two hardware 4x2tb raid 5 arrays. (thinking Seagate green drives). 2x Rocketraid 2680 controller but that could easily change. So, that would give ...
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Very slow write performance on Debian 6.0 (AMD64) with DMCRYPT/LVM/RAID1

I'm seeing very strange performance characteristics on one of my servers. This server is running a simple two-disk software-RAID1 setup with LVM spanning /dev/md0. One of the logical volumes ...
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RAID1 performance with madam

I am looking into performance issues we are having. We currently have a 4 drive RAID5 (3+1 fail over) and read performance sucks. Looking at RAID1 with 2 drives (maybe more, any benefit?) but from ...
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Linux (FC14/i386) is raid1 intact after hot fs install? How to repair?

My older (FC11) install had reached EOL, and I tried to reinstall FC14 on its RAID1 root filesystem. I'm now having suspicions that now, after the install FS is not fully raided. The question is if ...
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How to tell a disk failure in RAID1

I have an old Dell poweredge R200 in collocation which has 2 hard disks in RAID 1. I am wondering how should I know if one one the disks is failed?
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Raid1, one disk displaying SMART errors:

I have a HP Pavillion machine, and I'm using the RAID controller built into the motherboard (H-RS880-uATX, some consumer grade RAID controller, not sure who). I got a slew of event log errors from ...
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RAID disk format / transferability between controllers

A couple of RAID questions. I think I know the answers, but just wanted to double-check since I am about to play will several years worth of personal data. Do I understand correctly that: If I have ...
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How to increase size of Raid 1 Allocation?

We had Raid 1 setup with two 1tb drives. I have swapped out the drives and now it was on two 2tb drives, however, the raid array is still only 1 tb in size. Is there a way to increase the size of ...
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Can you use drives while Raid 1 is rebuilding?

I am going to be rebuilding a raid 1 array. While the rebuild is happening can people still read/write to data in the array?
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How can I increase the size of a RAID array on the fly?

Right now we have RAID 1 running on 2 1TB hard drives. They are nearly full so I would like to replace them with a 2 TB drive. Is there a master/slave with RAID 1? Am I able to just pull one of the ...
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Setting up Raid 1 in a dell poweredge R300 server

Hello everybody i have a dell poweredge r300 server, and i want to set up Raid 1, how can i do that? thnx. PS: i cant access to the utility mode.
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Kernel panic error

We have a dedicated server with software RAID1 and one of the disk failed recently. The disk was replaced but after rebuilding the array and rebooting the server freezes with a Kernel Panic message ...
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Raid 1 Mirror - weird data loss for 1 month

I have been running windows software RAID 1 (mirror) on Windows 2008 R2 for a while and recently I experienced something very odd, hope someone can help explaining and share your view. Yesterday (Mar ...
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Linux Software RAID1: How to boot after (physically) removing /dev/sda? (LVM, mdadm, Grub2)

A server set up with Debian 6.0/squeeze. During the squeeze installation, I configured the two 500GB SATA disks (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) as a RAID1 (managed with mdadm). The RAID keeps a 500 GB LVM ...
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Breaking a RAID 1 as a way to Provision systems?

Suppose that I have a nix system whose filesystems are entirely supported by two drives in a RAID 1. If I were to breakdown that RAID, could I then use one of the disks to recreate the system on ...
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Recovering Data from a Linkstation LS-WXL/R1

I've been running a Buffalo Linkstation LS-WXL/R1 in RAID1 for a few weeks. Two nights ago we had a brief power outage. Yesterday when I tried to mount the disk it couldn't be found. I logged in to ...
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Switching from Raid1 to Raid10

we are running a Dell Server with a PERC5i Raid card using a Raid1 setup. Now we are hitting a performance problem with our harddrive performance and think about switching to Raid10. Which steps are ...
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Linux RAID1, with reads restricted to one disk

I'm looking for a way to replicate a all changes on a filesystem between two disks in a master->slave setup. One of the disks is much faster for reads, so I would like to direct all reads to this ...