RAID 1 or Mirrored RAID uses two or more disks that store the same data.

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mdadm: Which disk is being rebuilt?

I noticed my software RAID1 degraded, and wanted to figure out which of the two disks in the array is being rebuilt/re-synced since they both show as being up. I am hoping someone can shed some light ...
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mdadm software RAID isn't assembled at boot during initramfs stage

First, I prefer to mention I've found and read this. I'm running Debian Jessie with a standard 3.16 kernel. I've manually defined a RAID1 array. But it is not assembled automatically at boot time. ...
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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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Can you recover files from an overwritten RAID 1? [closed]

Edit: The array is actually RAID1, slight communication hiccup with the rest of my team. Following the decommissioning of one of our server, a manager just realised there was, after all, data that ...
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Replace failed RAID 1 Drive on Intel Platform

Good afternoon, I have a Intel Server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. It has a RMS25PB080 Raid controller card in with. It has two logical drives, a RAID 1 and a RAID 5. The one harddrive on the ...
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Dell PowerEdge T520, PERC H310 RAID 1, can I hot swap a HDD without shutting down the server?

I have a Dell Poweredge T520 running Win Server 2008 Rc2 with a PERC H310 RAID Controller. Two 15000 rpm 600GB hard drives setup in RAID 1. One drive is rapid flashing orange indicating failure. Can I ...
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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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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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Mount One drive part of a Raid 1 in another Linux system

my system does not have Raid setup and this is my first time that I need to mount a drive that was previously on a Raid system. I have both drives, and I do need to check the consistency of the ...
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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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Does mdstat showing very different block sizes for identical drives indicate a failing drive?

One of my servers has a RAID1 array composed of two 240GB SSDs. It is managed/controlled via Linux, not via a hardware card. Recently, for no apparent reason, the array needed rebuilding. I rebooted ...
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Recovering grub2 after raid1 disk change: stage1 not read correctly

After recovering from a raid1 disk change I cannot install grub2 any more. I think that I recovered from the disk change correctly (the raid array assembles, I can mount and access the data, etc.) but ...
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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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HP Proliant G6 - Smart Array p410i, RAID 1 Disk upgrade

We currently have 2 500Gb spinning disks in a RAID 1 configuration. Since we are hitting our storage capacity limit, we want to safely replace both disks with 2 larger SSD's. We have a Proliant G6, ...
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HP DL360 G6 ssd on raid 1 with smart array p410i write verry slow, how to fix it?

I just bought a HP DL360G6 server with a P410i RAID card with 256mb cache. I am using Windows server 2012 I use Intel 520 series 240GB SSDs in raid 1+0, but the speed is very slow. I checked the ...
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Should I expect both disks in my RAID1 array to fail at about the same time?

I have an Ubuntu server with two HDD drives in a software RAID1 array. These are identical drives, and I'm assuming they're seeing the same level of read/write activity over their lifetimes (correct ...
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How can I check if my server have RAID-1?

With lsblk command I get: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 32G 0 part │ └─md0 9:0 0 32G 0 raid1 [SWAP] ├─sda2 8:2 ...
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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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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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Rebuilding RAID1 issues

My upgrade to Karmic went well, I even got a message from the utility Palimpsest saying that one of my drives in my RAID1 had many bad sectors. I purchased a same sized drive from Newegg and replaced ...
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Transfer from RAID-1 to RAID-0 — easy as cloning?

I have a RAID-1 of 1TB drives using on-board RAID. I have 2 new 240GB SSDs I want to place in RAID-0. This is Windows Server 2012. I know with disk cloning/transferring that it is important going ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...