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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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Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion? [migrated]

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
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Dell SC1420 RAID 5 Failure

First time posting here System: Dell SC1420 with RAID 5 setup. One of the disks failed. Questions: 1)How to detect which physical disk has failed? I guess to look into the PERC setup but not ...
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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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RAID 50 over 12 disks [closed]

What's better: 3 stripes of 4 disks? or 4 stripes of 3 disks? I would think performance wise it would be better to have 4 stripes of 3 disks. I would like to confirm my theory.
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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 ...
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Recover from a Punctured RAID array

here is my situation. I have a Dell Server with a Dell Perc 7i controller, (LSI Controller). I had a drive give me an Failure Predicted warning so I called their support and they came out and ...
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4 Disk - RAID(5) - 1 alleged faulty drive

I have a OWC Mercury Pro Elite Qx2. I have 4 4TB Hitachi drives setup on a RAID 5. One day, the red light came on indicating that my C drive has failed. I took it out, and put it on my docking ...
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LSI Raid 5 with 2 disks “not synced”

I have a system with a LSI 1064e SAS raid. The system is not booting, and when I enter the raid configuration utility, It says, that has 2 disc "Not synced". I didn't find the option to resync them, ...
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Raid 5-Disk Faulty [closed]

I have the following Raid-5 Configuration with one disk faulty. http://i62.tinypic.com/2z6rxck.png I need to do a swap out. Not sure with the current configuration if it will affect the other disks, ...
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Raid 5 on two scsi buses with different maximum speeds

I'm quite a noob, I'm trying to set up as a study machine an old HP ProLiant DL385 G1. I've configured a RAID 5 out of six SCSI 3.5" HDDs using: - Smart Array 6i controller; - (4 x SCSI Ultra320 ...
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Large write with dd fail on RAID-5

I have a server with a RAID controller which connects to a JBOD over SAS. JBOD is populated with 16 SAS-HDDs of 3TB (8 of one make and 8 of other, same rpm). I have configured 3 logical drives with ...
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Removing all disks from RAID5 and adding new disk for access/data destruction - will RAID be preserved?

We have a RAID5 array and limited resources. It has been suggested, for data destruction of a SAS drive with a bad sector, to remove ALL drives from the RAID5 array, and then place this 1 drive into ...
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What counts as a 'large' raid 5 array?

A recent issue with a Buffalo TeraStation NAS here in my office has got me investigating Raid 5. I've found a few different articles talking about the unsuitability of using raid 5 in large arrays, ...
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Migrate unix-system to hardware RAID-5 possible?

At the moment, I have a Intel SR2500 with 5 disks running at home. 4 of the disks aren't used at the moment due to maintenance-reasons. Because it's an expeiment-laboratory-machine where I can try ...
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how to determine which drive belongs to which slot on raid 5

i have an HP DL380 G8 machine with 4 hard drives of same size and running on raid 5. unfortunately during a service process of our data center one of the junior team members pulled out all four hard ...
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Raid 5 verifying

Good day every one, i all ready read this RAID 5 detects write errors? I have raid 5 on "3 ware" controller i want to ask: - do i need run from time to time verify schedule or i can use only ...
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logical drives on HP Smart Array P800 not recognized after rebooting

We had a Smart Array P800 configuration working fine (RAID5). Physically, we have a disk enclosure (like this) connected with a Linux Server. Here is what happened: This server was accidentally ...
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Linux software-RAID4/RAID5 and CPU usage

In case of RAID4 or RAID5, for each stripe of data bits, a parity bit is stored. For example if I write 0 to drive A and 1 to drive B, then parity bit 1 is stored to drive C. Isn't this a huge load to ...
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Is mdadm RAID Toast?

I took all my drives out and put them onto a new cpu/mobo. (upgrading) I boot up and mdadm claims it can't boot my degraded RAID. /dev/sdb sudo mdadm --examine /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: ...
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2 disk RAID5 Linux software array

(I've posted this on Serverfault as I suspect it a bit to technical for Superuser. If I'm wrong please move it where appropriate) I am remotely looking at a device which identifies as ReadyNAS ...
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dmraid lists disk as “spare”, even though it was part of the array

It was setup as a RAID5, 4 disk array of /dev/sdc -> /dev/sdf. sdf failed, leaving the array in a degraded but operational state. A misguided attempt to restore the array led to one of the working ...
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Why don't enterprise RAID controllers support migration from RAID 5 to RAID 10?

I've been doing some research on the possibility of live migration from RAID 5 to RAID 10 and I'm curious as to why it seems that most RAID controllers (particularly Dell's PERC controllers) don't ...
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Recovering Linux soft raid 5, disk stays as spare

I got disk failure on my Centos Linux soft raid 5 array (mdadm). I replaced one of the disk and started to rebuild the array. Next time I checked the status, the rebuild was failed. This is the ...
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Expanding a RAID 5 array on Adaptec

Ive got a RAID 5 array setup on an Adaptec 7805. The current array is setup on conn 1 (4 disks). And ive added a new disk to conn 0. All same capacity and type. How can I expand the array on ...
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Raid5 status is checking means?

I noticed the following messages on my system: Personalities : [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] Md3 : active raid5 sda5[0] sdc5[3] sdb5[1] 3858519040 blocks super 1.2 level 5, 512k chunk, ...
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Deleting Intel RAID 5 Volume Without Losing Data [closed]

I wish to stop using RAID 5 and return to a series of individual drives. How can I do this without losing the data? I'm using intel rapid storage technology
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RAID 5 30TB File storage - filesystem and strip size on large files

Nowadays my storage is 6TB and as I will grow up to 30TB in few months I would like to hear some tips/recommendations on filesystem and element strip size to not to have problems in future. 90% of ...
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What are the chances of two disks in a RAID5 going out on the same day?

I have a Perc H710 configured as a RAID5 with 4 attached 3TB Seagate 7200rpm hard drives. Two months ago, I got these spurious errors that led me to believe the my controller was bad. I replaced the ...
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Creating RAID5 on PowerEdge 2900. Have 4 Physical Disks, but only recognizes 3. Why?

I have a PowerEdge 2900, I also have 4 physical Disks (2-160GB & 2-750GB) in loaded in the top bay. When executing RAID5, the execution only recognizes 3 physical disk (not all four). Can you ...