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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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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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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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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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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/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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Invalid Disk error after resize/move partition on Dynamic Disk

I used MiniTool ver 9.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have 3 WD HDD disks 2Tb each and 2 Intel SSD 75Gb each. I have 2 software RAIDs: 3 HDD are part of RAID5 and 2 SSD are part of RAID1. Windows is ...