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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Partitioning and configuring a RAID array for a dedicated MySQL server

I'll be running ubuntu server on a 3 disks server (450 GB each) and 16 GBs of RAM. My target at the moment isn't configuting MySQL itself, but what could be the best RAID configuration for my case ...
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Ubuntu RAID5 Software Raid inactive - unable to boot into Ubuntu from non-raid drive

I have a server with 6 disks in it, 5 of which are in a RAID5 array. I came home from work today to find that the landlord had been through the house with a sparky, and the power had been reset. Now, ...
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/boot on separate disk or on the raid array

I have 3 ssd disks (59 GB) each. I want to use them as sofware raid5 with fedora 15. I read that it is recommended to have /boot on a separate disk. 2 questions: 1) is it possible and advisable to ...
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HP DL370 G5 hpacucli shows 2 drives as Predictive Failure - safe to try a rebuild 1 by 1?

I have: Openfiler SAN ML370 G5 Smart Array 6400 slot 1 Array B Logical Drive 2 is a RAID5 array of 6 x 148GB 10k hot plug drives making 680GB no spare Last Friday, the power went out, this machine ...
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Problem with RAID5 (mdadm) - disk detached

Having these lines in /var/log/syslog Apr 18 16:53:05 Server kernel: [4487878.816036] ata4: EH in SWNCQ mode,QC:qc_active 0x1 sactive 0x1 Apr 18 16:53:05 Server kernel: [4487878.816058] ata4: ...
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Older raid controllers in raid 5 vs. Jbod and SW raid

I'm in the fortunate position to have 6 Supermicro older VOD servers with the following config: Supermicro 3U case, 3xPSU Dual Xeon 3ghz P4 class cpu (5 years old.. havnt checked the exact type) 4GB ...
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What was the default chunk size in previous versions of mdadm? Is there a way to set data/super offset? Trying to recreate a raid 5 md with all spares

I have a 6 device raid 5 array which had 1 disk go bad and then due to a power outage, the machine shutdown and when it started all the disks were showing up as spares with the following mdadm -E ...
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Restoring raid 5 array after bios flash

I have just flashed my BIOS and now my machine does not detect my raid5 array! It has three 2TB drives in it so that is a LOT of data that will be lost! I have NOT deleted the array and it does not ...
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Adaptec 2020SA RAID controller Set up in RAID5, one drive went down, can I still get data?

I have 6 1tb drives in a RAID5. 1 drive went down. On the RAID was 2 virtual machines that I really need back up and running. The spare drive I have to put in the server is a 1.5tb drive, which ...
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Removing or Adding a disk to a HP MSA60 array crashes everything

I am really new to RAIDs and all that goes along with them. I simply added a disk (same 500mb size and part number) into the MSA60 raid enclosure and basically everything started going wrong. The ...
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How does RHEL alert a user about the failure of a hard drive in a RAID configuration?

I have, for better or worse, been put in charge of a big-ass server running RHEL6. It has six 1.5 TB drives in a RAID5 configuration. I understand the theoretical concepts behind RAID, and I access ...
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MSA20 RAID5 recovery failure due to URE on another disk

I have MSA20 with one disk array on 12 disks and 3 LUNs on it (each raid 5). A few days ago one disk in one of the LUNs was failed and I replaced it. But raid5 recovering failed at 13% and I see in ...
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Rosewill RSV-S5 and it's transferespeeds

I have just bought a Rosewill RSV-S5, I have installed 5x1,5Tb Western Digital Green disks in it. After that have I created a Raid5 on them all with the software that followed with the hardware. Not ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Software Raid 5, Resynching (4 days so far)

I have a software raid 5 of 5x1,5Tb harddrives, this raid has been made in Windows Server 2008 R2. Now I know that Resynching can take a lot of time to be preformed, but so far have it been running ...
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Ubuntu Server: Partitioning large hardware raids

I am trying to set up a storage server which has a hardware raid controller and 15x3 TB harddrives. This server is a dedicated server from hetzner.de and I am using the default setup routine ...
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mdadm raid5 too slow when writing

I have set up a RAID5 array using 4 disk partition. All disks are 2TB. When the RAID5 array was initially syncing it was too slow. So I did a echo 32768 > /sys/block/md2/md/stripe_cache_size and ...
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Not seeing the expected volume in a RAID 5

I have expanded a RAID 5 to include 12 - 3 TB drives. I was expecting seeing a total of 33 TB in the RAID but only see 30 TB. I do not have a hot spare. Could 2 drives be reserved for parity? This ...
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Optimizing RAID 5 for BackupPC use (small random reads)

I am running a BackupPC server with a hardware RAID 5 for the main storage of the backups. Since the machine was created on a tiny budget, the controller is a 3Ware 9500S-4LP for the PCI port and the ...
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why does windows 2008 resync software RAID after a power outage?

i had a power outage. before the outage my RAID 5 (4 SATA drives) was fully synced. perhaps I was doing some trivial writes during the poweroutage, but afterwards windows decided it has to do a ...
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How many disks is too many in this RAID 5 configuration?

HP 2012i SAN, 7 disks in RAID 5 with 1 hot spare, took several days to expand the volume from 5 to 7 300GB SAS drives. Looking for suggestions about when and how I would determine that having 2 ...
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Proliant DL360 Raid5 Hot Swap Drive

I have a DL360 G5 running WinSrvr2003 with a 3 drive (72GB) SAS Raid 5 array on P400i controller. The single array has two partitions. (OS and a data store) Drive 2 has failed and is off line (Amber ...
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Raid-5 Performance per spindle scaling

So I am stuck in a corner, I have a storage project that is limited to 24 spindles, and requires heavy random Write (the corresponding read side is purely sequential). Needs every bit of space on my ...
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RAID5 on SmartArray P410i online resize

I have P410i+256M Cache without battery backup. My RAID5 was build over 3*136GB disks, now all disks were replaced to a 3*300GB array. How can I extend it to use the whole space? HPacucli doesn't ...
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dirty degraded array, unable superblock, kernel panic

Machine: linux centos 5.4 with 2 hdds and raid 5 (yes, 3rd disk missing). Situation: all running fine (3rd disk missing) then a power off (system shut down itself when battery power ended). ...
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Raid 5 recovery

Attempting to recover a 5 Disk Raid wherein 2 of the 5 disks are out of sync. Is it safe to create the raid from 4 of the disks? mdadm --examine /dev/sd*1 > /raid.status grep Role raid.status ...
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Software RAID setup questions [closed]

I would like to set up a server at home that will have several roles, but the primary and most critical role would be a file server. It will host family photos and videos among other things that I do ...
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Disk failed part way through 3ware RAID 5 rebuild

I have a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller with a RAID 5 array containing 15 Seagate ST31000340NS disks. After noticing ECC errors in the Port 10 drive I replaced it with a spare and began a RAID rebuild. ...
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NAS Hard drive configuration advice?

Just got a 4 bay NAS. I want to set it up as optimal as possible. I was thinking of getting 3 x 1TB hard drives and setting up as RAID 5. The disk usage will probably be around 1TB max but there is ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 RAID 10 rebuild status

I got an IBM x3550 M3 server, with 6x 300GB SAS HDD installed, running in RAID10. Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS is installed. For RAID card, I'm using ServeRAID M5014. If a HDD is replaced, how can I know the ...
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RAID 5 Data Loss?

Here is what happend. on a ML 350 with a perc 200i controller, raid 5 with 5 disks. 1 Disk got corrupted , and was was on predictive failure flag. On the replacement of the corrupted disk and after ...
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EDB repair in SBS exchange 2003

One week before in our HP PROLIANT ML370 G5 server with RAID5 one hard disk turned amber and we removed and it is working under degraded state until now. Yesterday morning our users in the domain ...
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Setting up separate raid5 on Debian

I want to set up a NAS/share with SAMBA on Debian(squeeze) with Webmin, and i want a setup like this: 2x40GB(IDE), in RAID1 for distro/debian. 4x40gb(SATA), in RAID5 for storage/NAS This is just ...
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how to know raid 5 disk failed, server is in remote [closed]

the server is remote, cannot see the disk's LED light. The Raid Controller is motherboard integrated. 6 disks build a Raid 5. Windows 2003 Server system. so if one disk failed, how the admin get ...
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ZFS, raidz1: Why is the volume size (42T) so much smaller than the pool size (50T)?

I have a pool of 28 2TB-disks (56T) in 4 arrays of 7 disks. Since it's raidz1 (~RAID5), I'd expect 1 disk to be used for parity in each array, so the resulting volume should be 2TB*4*(7-1)=48TB, ...
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Convert linux software raid from raid5 to raid6

I currently have a file server with 3 1.5TB disks in a RAID5 array. Since it's pretty much full, I got three additional disks (also 1.5TB each). Now I'd like to switch to RAID6 since 6TB space is ...
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Shrink windows server 2008 software raid

I have a windows server 2008 with 5*2TB disks in a windows server software raid 5. I want to shrink the volume down to 3 disks and use the other two disks elsewhere but can't find a guide on how to ...
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Failed Redundancy for RAID 5 Disks

I'm facing difficulties in regards to some disk issues if you guys can help me. I am using Windows Server 2003 for my File Server. For the past few days in Disk Management the status of two of my ...
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Installing VMware vsphere 5 on multi raid array server

We recently bought a new server that came with 2 600GB disks in a Raid 1 and 5 2TB disks in a raid 5. Initially this was going run Windows Server 2008 R2, however, it was decided to now run VMware ...
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raid5 samba upload write slows down

I have Samba installed on a server, that has 8 2TB HDDs in raid5, os is debian 2.6.32, 64bit. When I copy a 3.5GB file to the server, the first GB is transferred with about 100MB/s, but afterwards the ...
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Software Raid 5 in Enclosure - Server Crash - Hope?

I'm a software guy. I have inherited a Windows 2008 server that had a 4 disk raid enclosure (one of those Rosewill ones from NewEgg I think) connected to it via eSata. The Windows server was ...
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Debian squeeze, mdadm. Degraded RAID5 array after each reboot

/etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf ARRAY /dev/md0 level=raid5 num-devices=4 metadata=00.90 UUID=54e55d36:c3971e21:d484c166:6e86c3d7 devices=/dev/sdb,/dev/sdc,/dev/sdd,/dev/sde MAILADDR root mdadm -D ...
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Server RAID died. How would you recover data from its drives?

We have 9 machines at the moment. One of them had an electrical fault which fried the board but the drives seem ok. I'm not entirely sure how I would even attempt to recover data from it. The drives ...
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How to grow a hardware Raid 5?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2970. Currently it runs as a ESXi server with a handful of VM's on it. I have 3 300GB drives plugged in to it, and 5 open trays across the front. It is setup as a hardware ...
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Ideal RAID1+RAID5 configuration?

What is the optimal RAID1+RAID5 configuration and why? My thinking is: RAID 1 SAS 15k 146GB drives for the OS. RAID 5 SATA 7.2k 300GB drives for the data. My opinion is that the OS partition should ...
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Linux software RAID-5: failed drive doesn't degrade the array

I have a CentOS 6.0 install sitting in a Hyper-V VM. I'm trying out some of the software RAID features of Linux and I've got a RAID-5 array made up of virtual SCSI disks. Most of it works fine: if I ...
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Is it safe to transfer RAID 5 disks from one server to another?

I have (what I assume) will be a relatively simple question. I have an old file server that I've decommissioned and replaced. I would like to re-use the hardware from the old file server at our ...
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Why do I get a DegradedArray event with mdadm

Just so we're clear on what's happening: I bought 4 new sata 2 drives, with the intent of using them in a raid5 all drive are fully recognised by both my bios and my linux box (gentoo) I created a ...
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Is it safe to mark a disk ok, in a degraded raid 5 array?

Intel Matrix Storage Console 8.9 showed a degraded array with one disk failure. Yet it offers the option to mark the disk as ok and rebuild the array? When would it be appropriate to do this? Does it ...
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Increasing capacity of RAID5 array [closed]

Assume that I built an 2TB RAID5 array and its running and some data is stored on it. Now I need to increase its size to 5TB. Can I increase capacity (By adding extra drives)? How? If Yes is it ...
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Trouble resizing LVM volume after expanding Areca 1220 RAID 5 array

Thanks ahead for any help. My original setup was an Areca 1220 RAID card with (5) 2TB drives in RAID 5 with a hot spare, making only 4 of them part of the array for a total of 6TB. I then created an ...