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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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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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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Can't rebuild RAID 5 Array

In a previous message I have asked how to rebuild a faulty disk in a RAID 5 array with 4 disks. I have mounted a new drive (drive 4) in place of the faulty one and started a rebuild. During the ...
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RAID5 Array issues - copy data or replace drive first

I have inherited a critical situation as follows. 2 x 16-Disk RAID5 Storage systems (one holding master data, one holding backups) Backup system had no monitoring and two disks failed so all data ...
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How long should a RAID Reconfiguration take? (Adaptec 6805)

I'm experimenting with various RAID configurations of a new Adaptec 6805 (not the 'E' model) Attached are 8x Hitachi 5400RPM 2TB SATA 6Gb Drives using the miniSAS to SATA cables provided. I created ...
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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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Raid 5 rebuilding epic fail

Someone has asked me to rebuild a faulty raid 5 on a 3ware raid controller. I have 3 drives, all of them is 160 GB. I've gone through the steps, ie selected the degraded array unit, and then gone over ...
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Expected throughput when re-building RAID array?

I'm just doing some testing on a NAS RAID array we've been lent to see if we want to deploy it. Just to see whats what, I decided to see what kind of network performance we get when it's re-building a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Data consistency with RAID 5 and BBWC

I have a few questions about RAID 5, BBWC (Battery Backed Write Cache), filesystem (ext3) and optionally mysql. I have a hypothesis and I ask Server Fault community to validate or not this one: The ...
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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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Which is better: RAID5 + 1 Hotspare / RAID6? [closed]

Just curious, I have 6 x 1TB 7200RPM Near Line SAS for my new server. I can either configure it as RAID5+1 Hot Spare or RAID6. What should I choose?
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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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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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RAID5 2-disk failure - what steps to take?

I've got a 6-disk RAID5 array on a gentoo server. mdadm is reporting that two of the disks have failed. In the event that the disks are actually gone, I'm prepared to send the drives to professionals ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replacing a dead hard drive in RAID 5 with a different type

One of the drives failed in my server configured with RAID 5, and I can't find a exact replacement. From my understanding, RAID 5 supports drives with different sizes. Is this safe? Any ...
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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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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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Server 2008 RAID 5 Write Speeds

I recently configured a RAID 5 partition in Server 2008 with 4 RAID 5 disks. These disks are connected through a SATA expansion card that uses PCIe. This morning, I checked and they had finally ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...