RAID6 is a method of configuring fault-tolerant hard drive storage. It is similar to RAID5, but differs in that it writes two sets of parity information, thus can survive the simultaneous failure of two hard drives.

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NOT-SUPPORTED status in RAID-6

I am relatively versatile in Linux, but I am new to RAID. I have been administrating our research group cluster for a while and recently, we've been having trouble with it. I found out that it had to ...
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Which raid array will be best practices with seven 1.2 tb hdd system

I have a server which have seven 1.2 tb hard disks. I have to create raid array but i don't decide which raid i use? First of all, first and most important matter is security. At any cost i must not ...
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Does Windows Server Storage Server have problems with RAID6 iSCSI?

I adopted a virtual Windows Server 2012 Storage Server that has 4 QNAPs attached via iSCSI. The storage environment is connected via iSCSI through a Cisco SG300 (Gigabit); jumbo frames is not ...
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Is it possible to ask ReFS to use hardware RAID6 for parity calculations?

Does ReFS use FPGA-based XOR engines for RAID parity calculations? If not, is it possible to get it to use such tech?
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recover original file system from raid6 iso's

I started with 5 drives. 1 has failed (i.e. fails to communicate anything) and 2 more are returning read errors. My plan is to use ddrescue to store the 4 working drives to iso files. After this I ...
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Recovering an RAID6 using ddrescue. mdadm: failed to add, invalid argument

I had 3 drives fail in a matter of a week on a RAID6. Luckily, one drive seemed to be mostly fine. I was able to run ddrescue and it copied all but one small area (couldn't read 14MB out of 3TB). ...
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Best practices for sizing RAID 6 arrays? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what the best practices are for sizing raid 6 arrays. For example: At what point is it better to use multiple arrays or RAID 60? is spindle count the only factor? If reliability is ...
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Advice for creating CentOS mdadm software RAID6

EDIT: Solutions to my issue are below I want to create a well optimized RAID6 array with mdadm with an XFS partition on a CentOS system. It'll involve ten ST3000DM001 Seagate 3TB drives and I'll be ...
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recover highly degraded raid array

I have a Linux RAID6 array (mdadm) composed of 8 disks. 2 disks failed. I replaced them, now I have 2 new empty disks. I would like to rebuild the raid but when I start a raid rebuild, the rebuild ...
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Perc H700 disk rebuild keeps going offline

I have a Dell Poweredge R710 with a Perc H700 Raid controller. It's in a RAID 6 configuration currently with 2 failed disks. It does boot to CentOS in it's currently degraded state. I would like to ...
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3ware 9650se raid6 replaced with larger drives

I'have been running a setup with 8 drives, each 2TB by now (raid6). I started to build up the setup with 1.5TB drives back few years ago and slowly added and replaced all drives to 2 TB. Now the last ...
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RAID-6: Two drives failure with 3ware 9650SE

We have a 6-drive RAID-6 on one of our servers. Each drive is a 750GB Seagate, and they are connected with Hardware RAID card 3ware 9650SE. We do not have sparse drives. The system is old and probably ...
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RAID 6 - any write amplification in 4-drive RAID?

We're planning to move from a 4-drive RAID6 to a SSD RAID 1, and I was analyzing smartctl data to see how many GB we've writen to the drives over the past year so I can estimate the lifetime of the ...
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mdadm RAID6, recover 2 disk failure during reshape

I was reshaping my array from 10 disks to 11 to a degraded state (drive I want to add already has data on it, but nowhere to put it). 2 drives disconnected while it was running (power issue). Is it ...
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Raid 6 with HP P421?

I cant figure out if I need to buy a licens key to enable Raid 6 for this raid controller? I can't find where to buy one and I find pages where it says that its now free. sudo hpssacli ctrl slot=1 ...
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Can RAID 6 support 3 or more parities? [closed]

It doesn't seem right to me that people are using RAID 1+0, RAID 5+0, or RAID 6+0 instead of using a RAID with 3 or more parities (akin to RAID 6) because the latter has a better reliability given the ...
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Why is RAID 1+6 not a more common layout?

Why are the nested RAID levels 1+5 or 1+6 almost unheard of? The nested RAID levels Wikipedia article is currently missing their sections. I don't understand why they are not more common than RAID ...
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Hardware Raid6 - Which FS and mountoptions + basic questions

I've got a new system (Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD), including 2*Megaraid 9271-8i controller+cachecade & BBU connected to the backplanes of the case. Each controller has 8 WD RED 3TB (4096 Physical ...
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Repairing RAID6 with two drive issues mdadm

I have had two disk failures on my RAID6 array. I have added two new disks and did the following: I ran mdadm /dev/md1 --remove on the two disks I set up my RAID on the 1st partition of each disk ...
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How to migrate RAID-6 from 5 disks to 4 disks while increasing disk sizes

I am having a quite complex problem and while I found solutions to individual steps (and already applied some of them in different contexts), I am not quite sure on how to do the whole procedure ...
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Linux soft RAID6 how to identify last failing drive [duplicate]

I have a RAID6 array that had been neglected, and just had the third drive fail. I want to do a ddrescue of the last drive to fail to try to recover the RAID, however I don't know how to identify ...
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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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mdadm RAID6 to RAID60

Is it easy to convert a RAID6 to a RAID60? Right now, I have an 8-drive RAID6. I'm looking to upgrade to a 3U 16-bay system and thinking of having a 16-drive RAID60. Is it possible to move my ...
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Running RAID 6 with a smaller drive

It looks like one of my hard drives failed in our RAID 6 (4 x 2TB) configuration. Unfortunately, I only have immediate access to a 1TB drive. Would there be an issue with temporarily replacing the 2TB ...
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How bad is it really to install Linux on one big partition?

We will be running CentOS 7 on our new server. We have 6 x 300GB drives in raid6 internal to the server. (Storage is largely external in the form of a 40TB raid box.) The internal volume comes to ...
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RAID6 generates quite a IO wait at relatively low TPS

I have a RAID6 array made of 9 SATA3 disks @7200 RPM, 4TB in size. I have them partitioned with Gparted Live as GPT partitions, starting at the first megabyte. I am concerned about the read speed. ...
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First 500MB of RAID6 array is wiped, how to recover?

We have a RAID6 array with 12 disks on a 3ware 9650SE-12ML controller. An engineer of our server provider issued this command by mistake: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde bs=1M count=500; sync; ...
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recovering a corrupt degraded btrfs RAID6, need to manually clear an inode

I have a btrfs RAID 6. I have lousy hard drives, one failed, and another failed during recovery. Now I am without parity and cannot rebuild--a third drive is throwing read errors on a few sectors. ...
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soft raid6 recover second disk fault

I had a disk failure in a hosted system and had the failed drive replaced. During recovery, a disk error on a different drive occurred. when the original error occurred: md2 : active raid6 ...
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S/W RAID6 and 4k sector format — slow resync

I'm looking for reason why Linux software RAID-6 re-sync is much slower than I expected. I have used 6 WDC WD40EFRX HDDs (with 4k physical sectors) to create RAID-6 array. $ sudo mdadm -v -C ...
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System wont boot from degraded RAID6

I have a Debian Wheezy with 3 Partitions as RAID6. MD0 is for Root and OS, MD1 is for SWAP and MD2 for Files. While copy files to MD2 the system reports kernel panic and halts. I have had shutdown on ...
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RAID6 Ubuntu rebuild - how to calculate best parameters for fastest rebuild

I am doing a resync on a RAID6 array and I am looking at some 2 days to complete. I looked here for hints on how to speed it up, but I have, instead, managed to slow it down! HW details are: 10x 4TB ...
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Expanding RAID6 with LVM

My question is a bit broader than the question title, but here is my situation: I have Synology Hybrid Raid (SHR) built on 2 x 2TB drives. I want to migrate to a software-RAID on a homegrown linux ...
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Need help recovering RAID 6 array

My CentOS 6.5 server had its primary drive fail the other day. Our hosting company replaced the primary drive and reinstalled the OS. The system is up and running, but the 15TB of RAID6 storage isn't ...
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mdadm raid6 built, but no mounting or fsck

I had some problems with my RAID 6 drive on mdadm recently. No LVM in between. Two drives died, and were pulled out while the machine was powered down. Now, I boot up the system, and cannot mount the ...
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ZFS: 3 devices: what's the difference between mirror and raidz2?

It would seem like with 3 devices, it's possible to configure a ZFS pool with either mirror or raidz2 mode. What's the difference in performance and reliability? (In regards to reliability, I'm ...
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Strange performance issue with Dell R7610 and LSI 2208 RAID controller

Connecting controller to any of the three PCIe x16 slots yield choppy read performance around 750 MB/sec Lowly PCIe x4 slot yields steady 1.2 GB/sec read Given same files, same Windows Server 2008 ...
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How is the parity calculation in a RAID 6? [duplicate]

In a RAID5, the parity block is a XOR calculation of the rest of blocks but, in a RAID6, the second block parity is the XOR calculation of what blocks? ...
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Which Inode Size for Files bigger than 60mb

I will create a new server and wondered about the I-node options default, news, large file and largefile4. I searched the net and found explanations about 256kb until 4mb for one I-node, but i cant ...
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Which partition size for fresh install Debian Wheezy with 6 Disk in Raid?

i want to install Wheezy on a System with 6x3TB Disk. The aim is to use the most of it for a samba share. My idea is to make: 1 partition on each disk for gpt with 100MB 1 partition for "/" with 3GB ...
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Concerns of simultaneous failure of SSD Raid1

Since SSD's have a write limit requiring wear leveling one would assume that all things being equal 2 identical SSD drives would wear nearly identically if they mirror data writes. When one drive ...
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mdadm raid6 array reports incorrect size in df -h after grow

I've recently grown a 5x 3tb mdadm raid6 array (8tb) with a sixth disc in fedora 18, and after full rebuild and check, "mdadm --detail /dev/md127" returns the below: Version : 1.2 Creation ...
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Hardware Acceleration for MD RAID?

Is it possible, or feasible, or even sensible to consider hardware acceleration for MD RAID? I am referring more here to RAID6 type levels where there is a computation overhead. My thinking is that ...
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Progressive upgrade of a RAID array

I have a 16 disk backup RAID6 array. Currently, those 16 disks have the following specs; 500 GB 16 and 64MB cache 3 Gb/s SATA I would like to begin upgrading these disks if possible, primarily ...
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Safest approach when designing storage server [duplicate]

We are planing cloud solution for our customers and we are really concerned with designing safest storage servers for their files. This storage won't be IO demanding, as it will contain only files ...
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Disabling Server 2003 Wonderware App Server Page File on VMware

There are so many threads on whether you should mess with the page file or not. This scenario describes a unique circumstance that is real world in my production enviornment. The conclusion I've ...
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Linux mdadm --grow RAID6: Something wrong - reshape aborted

I have a RAID60 that I want to expand. The current is: 2 axles each having 9 disks + 2 spares. The future is: 4 axles each having 10 disks + 1 spare. So I need to do some --grow to reshape the ...
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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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3ware raid controller, unit unusable, several degraded disks

I was switching the disk drives in my server, running RAID 6 on 5 disks on a 3ware 9650SE controller, for newer disks and have run into a problem. The two first disks went fine, I took out one disk ...
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RAID-5 or RAID-6 - is RAID-5 really that bad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is better: RAID5 + 1 Hotspare / RAID6? I need to decide myself between RAID5 and RAID6. The servers have a hardware-RAID controller and 6 drives each. The ...