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

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Handling the potential risk of writing random bits to storage during power loss with RAID

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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SBS 2003 boot stalls at acpitabl.dat

I have a SBS 2003 server running for 3 year without any problems, and few days ago it freezes during the boot. System is using two 500 Gb drives in RAID1 (Intel Matrix 7.5) After trying to load 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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Where is my new hard disk Citrix Xen Center

I'm trying to create a new storage repository on a server that already has 2 old hard disks, set up with hardware RAID 1. It's my first time doing this in Xen Server environment so I wanna be extra ...
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How can I coax RHEL / CentOS / SL 7 into booting normally with degraded software RAID 1

I set up a new server (my first with this version of Linux). I installed a pair of 160 GB blank SATA HDDs (one Seagate and one WDC, but with exactly the same number of LBA sectors) in an old machine, ...
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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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RAID controller won't rebuild RAID-1 array

I have a RAID-1 array on a desktop computer. The RAID controller is a 3ware 7006-2. Recently the controller has been reporting ECC errors from one of the drives. It was able to correct all of those ...
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System does not boot from root LVM RAID1 partition when any of the underlying PV is missing

I have LVM RAID 1 (not mdadm RAID 1, but exactly LVM2 RAID 1) for my root partition. I would like to make my system boot without either of the HDDs where the underlying PVs of the root LVM partition ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Boot from software RAID 1 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 system with a single hard drive, and I have a spare hard drive of same size/model that's not being used. I was thinking about dropping in the new drive and setting ...
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How do I rebuild my software RAID1 array after a drive replacement?

So I have 1and1 dedicated host with RAID 1 setup. One of the drive went bad, and they had just replaced it with a good one. Now I need to the build, but I'm not sure which drive is the old one, and ...
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HDD compatibility to rebuild for RAID

Last year we build a RAID 1 with Western Digital 2 TB drive model number WD20EARS. Unfortunately one of the drives failed. We are unable to find any new drives of the same model number. What do we do? ...
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RAID1 rebuild fails due to disk errors

Quick info: Dell R410 with 2x500GB drives in RAID1 on H700 Adapter Recently one of drives in RAID1 array on server failed, lets call it Drive 0. RAID controller marked it as fault and put it offline. ...
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3ware 9650SE-2LP “sync” after a drive failure

I have a 3ware 9650SE-2LP card that was set up to mirror two 1 TB disks (let's call them Disk A and Disk B). A couple of months or so ago the array stopped working (gave me an error at boot-up saying ...
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Proliant RAID 1 Rebuild Questions

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G5 server that experienced a power supply failure overnight. The power supply was replaced but unfortunately it got restarted with only 1 disk in the RAID 1 set plugged in. ...
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Rebuilding RAID1 in Ubuntu

I had my second HD in my RAID1 come up with bad sectors. So I got another drive and pulled out the bad sector drive and put the new drive in. With the original working RAID1 drive in the computer it ...
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Files missing after RAID1 restore

I have encountered unpleasant situation. Given mdadm RAID1 of 2 HDD on server. Yesterday one of HDDs completely dies, other shows bad SMART status but was in accessible state. Mdadm showed "clean, ...
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Setting up software RAID 1 on System Partition

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Essentials box I'm building (should be the same concerns as a Server 2012 or Server 2012 R2 box). I'm attempting to mirror the system disk (identical 750GB SATA drives) but I ...
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Ubuntu server becomes unresponsive on hard disk issues despite raid setup

I am running a server on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Linux xxxx 2.6.32-67-server #134-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 24 18:55:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) with two hard discs in a software raid 1. I repeatedly had the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...