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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Safe and beneficial to enable HD disk cache for disks in RAID, or not?

Dell Perc RAID cards (among others) allow you to set the disk cache policy to be either on (meaning, the individual hard disks use their built-in caches) or off (meaning, the individual disk caches ...
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Dell PowerEdge T410 - How do I build additional 3 drive Raid 5 and keep SBS 2011 running?

Dell PowerEdge T410 / Dell PERC 6/i 3 x 1TB SATA in Raid 5 array split as 2 drives (Drive 0  C: 128GB E:1847GB) (Drive 1  D: 20GB) Currently running SBS 2011 Standard. I would just ...
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how to detect hard disk failure in custom server

We have a custom server with following details: Motherboard Supermicro X8DTL-3 Raid Controller HP Smart array p400(512G BBWC) HDD Backplane Supermicro SAS825TQ 3 Seagate Barracuda HDD with 1TB(Raid ...
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Replace Raid 5 HDD with a non empty HDD

Is it safe to replace a corrupt HDD (HDD-A) inside a Raid 5 array (enterprise class hardware) with an almost full disk which contains almost the same data as the corrupt disk (HDD-B)? Will the new ...
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Replacing Drive 0 in RAID5 Array under Windows Server 2003

Was wondering if there are any special steps that I need to go through to change Drive 0 in a RAID5 array? The disk is going bad on a Windows Server 2003 machine. Data is backed up, and I have a drive ...
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HP Proliant - RAID 5 array recovery

I searched but found no solution to this question. I have a HP ProLiant DL385-G5p server with RAID 5, having 4 hard drives: 3*75GB + 1*75GB spare. One of the 3 hard disks in RAID5 has failed (the ...
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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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software 4x4tb raid 5 win 2008 r2 to 2012, server down

I have a server fujitsu econel 100 with 4x4tb in raid 5 configuration (software based with windows server 2008 r2) now the server is down (PSU and motherboard KO) and I will buy a new machine to ...
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Is it possible to recover a RAID 5 in this case?

Is it possible to recover a RAID 5? After losing the "/proc/mdstat" and run by mistake "mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=5 --raid-devices=4 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1" instead of ...
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Strange data corruption in Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, OS is in RAID 0 (2x WD Black 500 GB), Data is in RAID 5 (4x WD Red 1 TB) and primarily holds thousands of documents. Since the past week or so we've ...
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zfsonlinux, raidz1: two disk corruptions: How I can use dd/dd_rescue and deceive zpool?

I have zfsonlinux (Centos 7), and raidz1. And I have trouble: two disks are dying. The first disk have Raw_Read_Error_Rate failure in SMART and Reallocated_Sector_Ct error (the disk has run out of ...
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HD crashed in Synology DS411+ (RAID5)

Today I got notified by email as one HD (out of 4 identical 2TB HDs) in my Synology NAS was "disconnected". I don't have any physical access to the NAS at the moment, but tomorrow someone will replace ...
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Replacing a Self encrypting Hard Drive in an IBM xseries server raid

I have a failed drive in a RAID 5 array in an IBM x3650, Machine Type 7945. The RAID is composed entirely of original IBM SED SAS drives, 300GB ea. Unfortunately I am the purchasing Tech, not the ...
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Recover data from 1 disk after broken raid 5

in a bit of an emergency. I am taking control of some servers that someone else had setup. One of them has crashed and it was critical. Here is what I found: The server (Dell r710) was operating with ...
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mdadm, RAID5 all disks marked as spare, won't start

RAID5 config with mdadm and 4 disks After some incidents, eg one of the drives was lost, had to reboot the server and rebuild the array, my raid is in a funny situation cat /proc/mdstat ...
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Defunct Disk Drive (DDD) in IBM ServeRAID 6i, RAID5 array

My RAID 5 array is "Critical (CRT)" Status, since one of its six 146GB 10k rpm is marked as defunct. Is it possible to replace the defective disk (FRU part number 32P0731) with a similar HP disk ...
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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: ...