RAID (redundant array of independent disks, originally redundant array of inexpensive disks[1][2]) is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways called "RAID levels", depending on what level of ...

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Ubuntu 12.04 and Hardware RAID 5 and LVM

I have an existing database server setup with RAID5 (3pcs 1 TB disk - usable is 2TB). One of its partition is /data is LVM. There is production data already in the First RAID 5 so we opted to create ...
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Are RAID 5 systems suitable for larger disk sizes?

Why is it generally considered that RAID 5 systems are not suitable for larger disk sizes? Is the same true for RAID 6?
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Extended raid 5 is not expanding

I have a D2700 with 25 1Tb disks with a P421 raid card in a dl360p gen8 HP server. It was raided as two raid 5 with 2 spare each. I decided to make one raid 5 out of them, deleted one raid and added ...
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Remove a drive from a 2-drive RAID 5 array using version 1.2 metadata?

My situation is nearly identical to "How to remove a drive from a non-standard 2-drive RAID 5 array?", except my 2 TB RAID5 is using mdadm super block version 1.2. According to the best answer, ...
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NAS RAID5 & Crash Scenarios

I need to validate my understanding on RAID. I'm planning to buy a Synology (or QNAP) NAS and plan to mount 4 HDD (4To each) in a RAID5 group. I’m considering several crash scenarios : one hard ...
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RAID5 rescue with LVM2 running on it

I have a RAID5-array consisting out of 6 1TB drives. Recently with hardware changes i needed to recreate the raid to rewrite the bootloader on each drive. Now the problem starts. Starting the Debian ...
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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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What is RAID 5 write logic with 8 drives running SQL 2008?

We recently had a raid array fail on a SQL 2008 server with 8 x 73GB drives. (Dell 2950). There were two drives that went bad (one had been bad for a few months it seems and was not caught...). To ...
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QNAP TS-859U+ RAID5 volume unmounted, e2fsck_64 hangs

We got this QNAP TS-859U+ with firmware version 3.8.1 Build 20121205 at our datacenter. It has Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz processor and 1GB RAM, 8 of 3TB (Seagate ST33000651AS CC44) drives ...
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Grow individual drive size in RAID5 array

My array is built of 3 hard drive of 2TB, I have 2 more free space and I would love to start to grow my array with 4TB hard drives, if I start to put 2 4TB hard drives and eventualy replace the 2TB ...
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How to monitor and rebuild hardware RAID in ESXi?

I'm currently putting together some ideas for a new VMHost using ESXi with RAID 5 to replace 3 aging ESXi hosts that have no RAID. However I can't seem to find any good info explaining how to monitor ...
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Partitions not recognized when installing Kubuntu 14.04 over complex RAID setup

I have three identical HDDs. Using a ROM utility, I configured the use of 90% of each of them as a RAID 5 array, and the other 10% as a RAID 0 array. That is, each array uses some area on all three ...
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raid5 failure on Intel MFSYS25, can't reinstall one server [duplicate]

I'm not a network admin. I am the go between from our contracted IT guy and the bosses because I have I little bit more computer knowledge compared to all other employees. I'll try to be as specific ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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RAID-5 how can I guess how many disks was member?

We have a server which we inherited from previous sysadmin. Now the RAID-5 (H/W based on IBM ServeRAID) now unusable, saying not enough disks to operate. On ServeRAID Manager I can see three physical ...
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PERC H310 Raid 5 - Fault - Turn array into RAID 0

Yesterday one of the three Raid 5 disks I have configured into my DELL Server PERC H310 controller cannot be found anymore. I cannot replace the faulty driver now, so the thing I actually would like ...
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How to get Newly Expanded RAID to show correct size in Debian

I recently expanded my RAID 5 Storage Virtual Drive from 6TB to 9TB. The Dell OMSA and the bios for the RAID controller both show I'm at 8382GB. Which is fine. But when get into Debian and poke ...
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is it possible to move hard disks in raid 5 to pc without raid controller for accessing the information Temporarily?

I want to rebuild my array (RAID 5) for expansion. In the current configuration, I have 3x320GB hard disks giving me about 600 GB usable. I want to replace these hard disks with 3x1TB hard disks ...
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Is it possible to update stripe-width on an existing, and used, ext4 fs?

I have a RAID 5 with 5 3TB drives (8 in few weeks), on a Debian. There is only one ext4 partition on it, using all the space available. Actually, due to origins of the RAID (4 drives), the ext4 fs ...
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Missing VirtualDisk on bootup (RAID)

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with DAS storage attached (MD1000) I rebooted the server to apply window updates (win2008), on restart BIOS detected a VirtualDisk was missing and wanted me to continue or ...
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Raid-5 Linux Software array, 3 drives “removed”

I have a raid array with several drives marked as removed. I want to add them back in, but am not sure how to do so. [root@tera2 ~]# mdadm --detail /dev/md3 /dev/md3: Version : 1.2 ...
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Recovering a RAID5 with 2 disks out of the array

I don't want to approach this in a trial-and-error manner as I know this is the best thing to do if I want to loose my data. I have a server with 4*2TB disks in RAID5 (yes I know it's not wise) on a ...
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Would this RAID 5 solution work?

I have a question about RAID 5 rebuilding. Let's assume the following: A RAID 5, 3 disk (5TB each) array (i.e. 10TB useable). If a disk fails, the data remains accessible (e.g. employees could ...
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Raid fault - Dell PowerEdge T11 II

The server is Dell PowerEdge T11 II PERC S100 Virtual Disk Management (Build: 2.0.0-0162) Disk 0 is set too Offline and gives message NOT SELECTABLE: Read error: There is small sound coming ...
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replacing 3 drives out of 8 in a server [closed]

We have a Dell R510 server running SQL 2008 R2 with 8 x 300GB drives running Raid 5. We (just noticed) we had three bad drives with blinking lights so we powered down the server and replaced them ...
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Why is Win Server 2012 slow to read data with RAID 5?

We have new HP 350p server with 4x 900GB 10k SAS disks with RAID 5 (win server 2012). But disks performance to read data is to slow - it's to slow to read big directory structure on disk. Where can be ...
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Software RAID 10 not any faster than s/w RAID 5 on Ubuntu 14.04 box, why?

We are doing some tests on a new database server with 4 x 240 GB SSD disks. From what I have read RAID 10 should be faster than RAID 5 with the same "one-disk loss ok" redundancy. However when ...
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How to solve performance problems with VMware ESXi 5.5 on old Dell PowerEdge 2900 hardware [closed]

I have a couple of old Dell PowerEdge 2900 servers that have come free and I would like to use them to host a mail server cluster. They are a bit old, but have been running workhorses for a while, ...
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Sata RAID5 Orphan Drive

so today, one of our hadware RAID5-controllers (Sil3124 (r5), 4x 2TB) went into degraded / legacy mode without any notifications. Additionally, automatically rebuilding the raid-group failed: Event ...
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LVM fault tolerance and recovery over 2 mdraid RAID5 arrays PVs

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with an mdraid RAID5 array and LVM on top, meaning one PV and one VG using it. The LVM is configured to allocate all the space to one LV. The LV is formatted with an ...
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Analyze SMART self-test for broken disks [closed]

I recently came home from vacation only to wake up the following morgon with two disks in my RAID5 array marked as faulty. I was able to start the RAID by forcing it to use the faulty disks and run, ...
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Removing HDD from RAID 5 to pull data from

I have a relatively (I think) simple question... I have a file server with RAID 5 that is old and pretty much dead and I need to grab the data from it. I was thinking I could pull one of the HDD's ...
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RAID5 array Ready for Rebuild

I've inherited administration of a server with a RAID 5 array. We have a damaged database on the array that is just over half the allocated size, so makes recovery impossible. I recently changed the ...
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Low disk I/O causing high disk busy and CPU wait

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 server on VMware that is experiencing 99% disk busy with only 1 MB of disk I/O according to nmon. 300 KB of disk I/O causes 25% to 30% disk busy. iostat reports the same: ...
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Windows 2008 R2 server software RAID-5

After one of the reboots (normal one after windows update) Windows 2008 R2 marks software RAID-5 disks (OS-Based) as "Invalid". RAID structure is intact - I can see it via R-STUDIO. All data are OK ...
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Can a RAID5 be corrupted if Drive 0 has been failed and how could this be fixed? [closed]

I have configured RAID5 on an ASUS server and installed VMware ESXi 4.1 on it. The attached photo indicates that Drive 0 resides in a Failed state. All Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) are running Normal. ...
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How can you force linux software raid not to disable a disk for recovery?

I'm trying to recover data from a RAID5 array. 2 of my 4 disks unexpectedly failed at the same time. I am able to start the array by forcing it. mdadm --assemble --scan --force The array starts up ...
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Can I pull raid 5 disk from IBM X365 to put into another X365

I have an IBM X365 that is sitting in a corner. It has the same size drives as the IBM X365 that has a failed drive. Both have Raid 5. Can I pull drive from the one sitting in the corner and ...
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Optimize unused space in RAID5 due to bigger HDD in spare parts change

I have started with 3x250 GB SATA array, but the old HDDs failed one by one and when the spare parts came they where bigger disk inside and I recently ended up with 3 HDDs of 500 GB. I see ...
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Raid 5 URE rate [duplicate]

I've recently read this post: http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com/blog/2012/08/i-come-not-to-praise-raid-5/ tldr; It basically says that the error rate of a RAID system is tied to the hardware, and ...
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RAID-5: Two disks failed simultaneously?

We have a Dell PowerEdge T410 server running CentOS, with a RAID-5 array containing 5 Seagate Barracuda 3 TB SATA disks. Yesterday the system crashed (I don't know how exactly and I don't have any ...
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When exactly does a RAID5 reconstruction happen?

Let's assume the following scenario: A RAID5 array consisting of 3 disks is happy and running One of the disks crashes We replace the broken disk with a spare one The system is up and running again ...
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Reading /proc/mdstat

I just built my first raid5 yesterday (with 4 hds) and was reading about monitoring with /proc/mdstat. My understanding is an ideal dispaly with 4 drives should be [UUUU] however mine reads [UUU_]. ...
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How do I configure RAID 5, especially stripe size, with 24 x 1.2 TB drives for CentOS 6?

For a Dell R920 with 24 x 1.2TB disks (and 1TB RAM), I'm looking to set up a RAID 5 configuration for fast IO. The server will be used to host KVM VMs that will be reading/writing files of all sizes, ...
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Server 2012: Should I use Cached Exchange Mode with Terminal Server?

The setup is a (all brand new) single physical Dell server, with 32GB RAM, running Server 2012. This has a single 3-disk RAID 5 array (DELL PERC) mapped to 3 volumes in Windows. They are SAS disks. ...
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DELL PowerEdge 2950 stuck on BIOS

My DELL PowerEdge 2950 is Stuck on BIOS 2.7 screen and does not advance at all, keyboard is not responding either. How should I troubleshoot this issue? Here is the screen
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Is it possible to install OS during RAID scrubbing?

One of our servers crashed a few days ago. I had to recreate the RAID container with the remaining disks. Currently the system is running the scrubbing process (screenshot below). I would like to know ...
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Repair HP SmartArray p410i

i have an HP proliant server and in the last 4 years i never had a single problem with it. but yesterday i found out that i cant remotely login to my server so i went over and found that one of three ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720 - Corrupted RAID

Apologies in advance for the lengthy question. We have a Dell PowerEdge R720 server with: 2 x 136GB SAS drives in RAID 1 for the OS (Ubuntu Server 12.04) 6 x 3TB SATA drives in RAID 5 for data A ...
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What steps should I take to best attempt to recover a failed software raid5 setup?

My raid has failed, and I'm not sure what the best steps to take are in order to best attempt to recover it. I've got 4 drives in a raid5 configuration. It seems as if one has failed (sde1), but md ...