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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Recoving from a software RAID 5 disk failure

I'm putting together a cheap NAS box and I've read some articles about raid5 not being as robust as I'd imagined. I wanted to get some answers to the following questions before I proceed. I'm ...
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Questions on increasing RAID 5 array

I'm kind of new to RAID and before I go about increasing the size of ours I would like to get some feedback on if I'm going about this the correct way. I have included as much information as I can ...
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RAID 5 drive upgrade

We have an HP ProLiant ML350 G5 server with an 8-bay RAID 5 array configured on a Smart Array E200i controller. The system volume and data are on the same logical drive. The drives are 72GB each and ...
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Must a disk be formatted everytime it is removed and reinserted into a raid5 server?

I'm very new to RAID servers, in fact I'm new to any kind of server management, so please forgive me if this question is badly phrased. I'm considering buying a RAID5 server with four 4TB drives. I ...
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Should I run extended offline self tests using smartd?

A while ago I setup smartd on all my servers do do a daily "Short Offline" test and a weekly "Extended Offline" test. The config for that is "-s (S/../.././00|L/../../7/04)". Today I noticed one of ...
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syncing mdadm event count

I had a disk die in my level 5 RAID and before I could replace it, my RAID crapped out while I was copying some data onto it. Reading the RAID kernel wiki on RAID recovery I've tried forcing an ...
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mdadm raid5 recover double disk failure - with a twist (drive order)

Let me acknowledge first off that I have made mistakes, and that I have a backup for most but not all of the data on this RAID. I still have hope of recovering the rest of the data. I don't have the ...
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Fsck Errors on raid 5 Enclosure

We have a server (running ubuntu), with an eSATA attached 5 disk enclosure, running hardware RAID 5, that has (had?) an ext4 file system on it. So the enclosure uses RAID 5 to mux the 5 drives ...
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What is the Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) of a RAID5?

Given the MTTF T of an individual drive (say, 100000 hours) and the average time r it takes the operator to replace a failed drive and the array-controller to rebuild the array (say, 10 hours), how ...
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Recovering RAID5 array after zeroing wrong superblock

I have a raid5 array on 4 disks, sda1, sdb1, sdd1 and sde1. sdd1 was removed but is a healthy drive. While attempting to re-add it, I accidentally zeroed out the superblock for sdb1. sdb1's data is ...
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2 identical systems but different harddisk benchmarks results

I have 2 Dell pe2950 with a raid5 configuration. They are identical inconfiguration, however if I do a harddisk benchmark with ATTO Disk Benchmark I get very strange results. Both machines are of ...
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Linux RAID5 Optimal Chunk Size

I bring up, yet again, the ever-present question of how to best optimize disk structures. In my organization, we have a 14TB Linux software RAID array dedicated to storing backups made using Symantec ...
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Preparing for RAID5 failure [closed]

I've got an Ubuntu system with a bunch of hard disks in it acting as my home router, DHCP server, file server, etc. Twice in the past 24 hours it has suddenly decided to set the root filesystem to ...
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Raid 5 scsi fault

I have no much knowledge about servers and I was looking all day around the internet about finding a solution to my raid 5 problem. All of a sudden two disks failed. The server won't boot (HP ...
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How to grow mdadm RAID5 into degraded state?

mdadm - v3.2.5 - 18th May 2012 Currently have: Version : 1.2 Creation Time : Tue Jun 25 19:03:31 2013 Raid Level : raid5 Array Size : 2930135040 (2794.39 GiB 3000.46 GB) Used ...
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missing files after reassemble of RAID-5

I had to open my file-server's housing on Sunday to replace a faulty fan. What I didn't see was that one of the sata-cables was not properly connected. The 1st thing I did after a reboot was a check ...
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What Block Sizes and Stripe Sizes will cause performance issues using RAID5?

I'm trying to understand Block Size and Stripe Size. I realize this could apply to more configurations than just RAID5, but i am interested in RAID5 specifically, because I'd like to understand the ...
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replace a healthy drive in Raid5 on NAS

Good day! I have a 4 disk Iomega NAS. The config is: 4x2TB RAID5, 4.4 allocated, 2.3TB used, and i kept 1TB as available, but not allocated. Nothing has failed, but while 3 disks are 7200 rpm and ...
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3ware Raid Driver for Redhat

I am trying to install RedHat 5.6 64 bit on SuperMicro Server. And I created Raid5. But when I started the OS installation . Redhat prompted me to select the Driver for Raid which i downloaded. But it ...
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Grub2 w/ RAID5 and btrfs “error: unknown filesystem”

I have a Virtual Machine (in ESXi 5.1) running Ubuntu Server 12.04. When I try to boot my system I grub2 tells me "error: unknown filesystem". I've tried booting a Live CD then reinstalling grub from ...
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Replacing Hard drives/RAID array Dell Poweredge 2900

I have a Dell Poweredge 2900 that I'm upgrading from 4x SATA 250GB Drives in a RAID 5 situation to 2x SATA 1TB Drives in a RAID 1 situation. The box is running Windows Server 2003, with a PERC5/i ...
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RAID5 Bad Superblock, not booting to OS

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for about 6 months on a computer that has 3 180gb SSDs in EXT4 RAID5 configured through the motherboard's BIOS. The OS froze and computer had to be forced down. On ...
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What are the main points to avoid RAID5 with SSD?

My understanding is that an SSD has a limited amount of writes. RAID5 performs many writes due to parity information across the drives. So reasoning states that RAID5 would kill and lower the ...
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Will configuring a server with RAID 5 and (2*500gb) + (2*1TB) work?

I'm currently setting up a DELL server, which came with 2*500gb disk drives but is configured in RAID 1. I want to increase the total capacity of the disk storage to at least 1TB. Now with it being ...
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Are ext4 RAID5 tuning options useful under LVM?

I'm setting up a system with a system with a mdadm RAID5 which is the sole PV for a VG which hosts 4 LVs. When I make the filesystem, would the mkfs.ext4 -E option be useful? Or is its effect not ...
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Age of hard drive via software tool on Windows 7

I an running Intel Raid 5 on Windows 7, and one of my hard drives is reporting an error. This is the second time I've had a hard drive error, and last time I replaced the problem drive. Now I've had ...
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Is my server toast?

Last night I received an e-mail from mdadm about the possible failure of two drives on my array. The raid array was set up as a 4 2TB drive raid5 with one hot spare. Is this system truly fried? Did ...
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Convert RAID 5 to RAID 10 without data loss

I have a Windows SBS 2011 server on a Dell R610 with RAID 5 configuration [3 disk]. Is there a way to convert it to RAID 10[4 or 6 disk] without losing anything or needing to re-install the whole OS ...
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Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5, Raid6, Raid 10 Read/Write performance? [duplicate]

Assume a single disk has a baseline of 1W & 1R performance, how does the different RAID configurations behave? My initial guess: Raid 0: 2W 2R Raid 1: 1W 2R Raid 5: ? ? Raid 6: ? ? Raid 10: ...
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Can I recover data from a RAID5 after accidental changed of disk order? [closed]

An intern yesterday accidentally changed the disk order, now we get there error, "Following containers have missing required members and cannot be configured. Container #0 RAID-5" Then no boot device ...
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Setup 1x RAID5 array with multiple LVs and differnt filesystems?

Centos 5.9 - 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5 i686 Raid5 - 4 Disks + 1 Spare (all WD RED 3TB) Does it make sence to create multiple LV within the same VP and configure them as differnt filesystems: Example: LV1: ...
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Proliant Server E200i Raid Controller does not see array

Help! My server was configured with 3 arrays: array 1 and 2 were each 136Gb raid 5 using the first 5 drives. 3 x 72Gb and 2 x 300Gb. Array 3 was 3 x 500Gb using drives 6 7 8 for 1Tb. I had a ...
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RAID: replacing a disk before it fails

We have a RAID 5 setup (Megaraid SAS ROMB) with 4 930 Gb physical disks running as a 2.7 TB VD. Recently (a few months back) we had a drive fail and had to leave it in degraded mode for ages (various ...
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Migration of HDDs in RAID 5 from a P410 Controller (Urgent)

I'm kind of totally lost right now. I have a server with a P410 Controller (256 Mb) and 4 Drives in RAID5. The server don't start :/ I need to find a solution in emergency, but don't know wich one ? ...