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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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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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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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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Can I do a Raid 5 with a SAS6i/R?

I have a PowerEdge 2970 server with a: SAS6i/R Integrated Controller for PowerEdge 2950/2970, x6 Backplane ...
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/home partition stuck

I have development box with apache and userdir mod enabled. Sometimes, entire /home partition becomes inaccessible. Apache can't access scripts stored there, and I cant cd to /home nor ls its ...
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Configure Windows RAID-5 “drive failed” timeout?

When a hard-drive controller detects an error, and needs to remap a sector, the drive normally becomes unresponsive for the seconds (or possibly minutes) it takes to try to complete the re-mapping. ...
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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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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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RAID 5 has no READ speed advantage over single drive?

I have recently acquired an Intel SASMF8I raid card for my office. I have 5 x 1TB disks and have created two arrays, 3 x 1TB RAID-5 and 2 x 1TB RAID-1. The second drive is for sensitive/vital data and ...
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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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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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Missing 2 Disk out of software RAID 5

I have a Debian squeeze installation with 6x 3TB Disks. On the SW RAID5 are 4 partitions. First for gpart BIOS, RAID 1 for "/", RAID5 for swap and the biggest part RAID5 for files. While the ...
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Arch Linux on Software RAID, can't find VolGroupArray

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a Software RAID that I am building following their instructions on the Wiki. I built as far as the Logical Volumes and after that switched to the Installation ...
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Dell Perc 6i raid5 array: replace drives and expand VD?

I have a Dell T300 with a Perc 6i, to which 3 500Gb drives are connected. The are assembled into a raid 5 ~1000Gb VD. This setup is working fine, however system is filling up and I would like to ...
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BAD stripes in controller and windows utility to remap bad blocks

Ok, here is my story. I have 3 disks raid 5, one of the disks made a few surface errors and I didn't know. I tried to repair the corrupted database table in mysql and the machine froze on write. I ...
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Do I need to rebuild the array after putting in a new hot spare?

So my experience with RAID is minimal. So I figured I'd come and ask here. We have a 16 drive RAID system that have 15 drives in RAID 5 with a hot spare left over. Recently one of the drives in the ...
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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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Raid5 Write cache - Nvidia motherboard

I can't figure out where to enable write-cache for nvida's raid. When using an intel motherboard with ICH10, there is a setting in the raid-software that enables write cache. I can't find that setting ...
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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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proliant 380gl g5 raid drive rebuilt but leds are both lit bright green

After replacing a failed Raid 5 146gig SAS drive in logical drive 2 yesterday the system reports all is good but the LEDs on the front of the drive are both on and the one on the left is bright green. ...
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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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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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raid 5 mdadm drive dropped whilst growing

I have a 4x 2tb raid 5 mdadm array which I had begun to grow onto a 5th disk. ~# mdadm --add /dev/md1 /dev/sdb ~# mdadm --grow /dev/md1 --raid-devices=5 midway through the grow I recieved this in ...
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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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Single drive LVM to RAID6 LVM

I cloned my entire LVM volume group from a single drive to a RAID5 array with 3 disks. The VG is formed by these logical volumes: root swap home ... and other volumes of some XEN virtual machines. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to perform a clean install without losing software RAID 5 data?

I have a machine running Ubuntu 12.10. It has 3 1TB drives running software RAID 5 (each drive has a main,and swap partition. 3x main partitions are raided and mounted as /, 3x swap partitions are ...