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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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 ...
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Qnap TS-410 deleted folder by accident anyway to recover data (raid 5 / ext4)?

I am not in a very good situation at the moment, and bit stressed! I have a Qnap nas (TS-410), this operates on a Marvell 6281 800MHz CPU, while I SSH'ed into the Nas box, I deleted the wrong folder ...
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3ware card in RAID-5 configuration slow and causes load when writing

I have a 1Gb/s bandwidth between my computers. The source can actually read and send data at 25MB/s via SSH. My test file is 4GB, I use scp without compression for the test transfer. The rate is ...
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Windows 2003 Server R2 system partition full - move and/or expand

PROBLEM: My System (C:) and Data (D:) partitions are full and I need to expand them or move them to larger drives. SPECS: Dell PowerEdge 2900 server Adaptec 39320A SCSI adapters Dell Perc 5/i RAID ...
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3Ware 9500s Raid array not visible in Windows 7 x64 disk management - latest firmware and drivers

I bought a used 3Ware 9500s-4LP raid controller from Ebay (the old 3ware 8506-4lp didn't support RAID arrays over 2TB, but it was working), installed it in my server and attached it to the SATA ...
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mdadm grow operation giving nonstop libata errors

Running Debian 7, mdadm 3.2.5. I issued a command to grow a 5 disk, 3 spare raid 5 array to an 8 disk, 0 spare raid 6 array: mdadm --grow /dev/md0 --level=6 --raid-devices=8 ...
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Safer RAID5 rebuilds using partially failed disks? [closed]

There have been lots of articles posted recently about how RAID5 is dangerous because of long resilver times, and in particular because of increasing chances of encountering a URE during the resilver. ...
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ZRAID1 pool size bigger than expected

I have 3x 4TB drives for a ZRAID1 config (single parity drive) After running zpool create data zraid1 sdb sdc sdd I have a volume that's 10.9T in size, which is what I would expect from a stripe ...
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Replace a slowly dying drive in Linux software raid5

I have the same problem as in Can I "atomically" swap a raid5 drive in Linux software raid? i.e. a Linux software raid with 3 RAID5 disks where one disk is showing smart errors but isn't ...