RAID, an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks), is a technology that provides increased storage functions and reliability through redundancy. -Wikipedia

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HP MSA P2000 G3 Disk Scrubbing performance?

I have a HP P2000 G3 array with two 10Gbit iSCSI controllers in it that presents storage to my virtualisation cluster. It is soon to be expanded with two D2700 shelves each loaded with 25 10k RPM ...
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How to recover an mdadm array on Synology NAS with drive in “E” state?

Synology has a customized version the md driver and mdadm toolsets that adds a 'DriveError' flag to the rdev->flags structure in the kernel. Net effect - if you are unfortunate enough to get a array ...
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How can RAID deal with inconsistent data?

RAID 1 and RAID 5 (and their brothers 10 and 50) achieve data redundancy respectively through mirroring and through parity checking. This allows a RAID array to still access data when a sector on a ...
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SAS expander or better controller?

In the past, servers I've put together have all had 8 or fewer disks, so I've not had to give the storage controller much thought - a standard controller like the P440ar (my experience is with HP) ...
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Raid 1 seeding to speed up identical installs

I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on one of our Dell servers in a RAID 1 configuration, then using the mirrored drive as the primary drive in a second identical server with another RAID 1 setup. ...
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mdadm error: found two disks with the number 0

Im running a server deep in the forest , and after a hard disco failure i got this error. error: found two disks with the number 0. It a server with 2, 1 TB disc in raid 1 with mdadm 0.9 SDA failed ...
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Calculating correct stripe size for Linux mdadm RAID10 arrays in “far” layout

I'm creating RAID10 array from 6 drives. When created in near layout, e.g. mdadm --create /dev/md2 --chunk=64 --level=10 --raid-devices=6 --layout=n2 /dev/sda1 ... Checking stripe size as ...
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btrfs increase raid capacity by replacing disks (and not adding disks!)

I'm very excited about the new features of btrfs and would like to start tesing it. Before I get started, I would like to ask if btrfs supports increasing raid capacity by replacing disks by bigger ...
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Install CentOS 6 on HP ML 150 gen9 server with b140i raid controller

I have HP ML 150 with Smart Array b140i controller. I want to install CentOS 6.6, but the driver isn't built-in the ISO. I have download the Driver and install in the USB(dd). I need the command for ...
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Can't stop and reformat /dev/md0

I want to reformat /dev/md0, which is a RAID0 array consisting of 4 disks (sd[bcde]). However, when I tried to run the command mke2fs, I received the following error message: /dev/md0 is apparently ...
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mdadm raid1 back to single drive

I have a raid1 install of debian 7 with software mdadm on 2 disks. What I want here is to split this to 2 separate systems and be able to multiboot them. I guess while I have the system running ...
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CentOS 7: GPT and software RAID 1 without 'biosboot' partition

I have a CentOS 6 server with software RAID1 (2x3TB): - sda # parted /dev/sda unit s print Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 5860533168s Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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Dell PERC 6 - virtual drive goes offline because a drive went into the “ready” state

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with four drives, and this raid controller (Dell Perc 6/i): lspci -nn RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 [1000:0060] (rev 04) ...
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Solaris 9: Degraded mirror unmanageable with raidctl after drive replacement

We have a pair of Sunfire v20z's (WITH LSI MPT raid) that have each had one drive in their mirrors die. bash-2.05# cat /etc/release Solaris 9 4/04 s9x_u6wos_08a x86 ...
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RAID1 disks “forked”, now duplicate

I have got a server hosted by OVH, which is configured to have a soft RAID1 array, /dev/md0, that holds a LVM PV. There is another /dev/md1 array, which was supposed to be the /boot, but which is ...
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Windows Deployment Server Answer Files for PC's with RAID Controllers

I currently have a Windows Deployment Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, and so far it has worked without any issues. I am able to capture and deploy images to the majority of the ...
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Convert single O/S disk to RAID 1 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with only a single drive. There are 2 more empty hot swap bays in the chassis. I want to add a little redundancy by adding a RAID 1 to the system. The ...
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HP DL380 G7 RAID controller detecting bays incorrectly - port or mobo?

I've been passed a DL380 G7 which appears to work fine (all usual checks come back OK, Linux boots OK, LV creation is OK and disk access is OK) -- except the left hand four bays connected to port 1 of ...
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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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FreeBSD raid issue

One of my machines (FreeBSD) has lost its raid (0/ stripe). If I go [root@torry /usr/home/bclark]# gstripe list Geom name: st0 State: UP Status: Total=3, Online=3 Type: AUTOMATIC Stripesize: 65536 ...
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four-disk md raid10-far can be assembled and ran as “clean, degraded” with only 2 disks. Bug or i'm missing something?

Today i was solving raid failure on raid10-far with four disks. One disk failed and another wasn't re-added after a hard reboot. The mdadm -D was reporting it's clean and running with only two out of ...
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Is there an alternative for the Intel WebConsole for managing the RS2WG160 RAID controler on Ubuntu?

I have a server with 16 HDs connected on an Intel RS2WG160 Raid controller and I would very much like to know the state of the disks using the Web Console that Intel provides. The problem is that ...
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How do I create a RAID10 array using EBS on Amazon?

Basing this question on information I got in Why does df shows only half the size of a RAID10 array?, how should I create a RAID10 array using EBS volumes on Amazon, in a way that will not be ...
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mdadm LBA mapping

I am trying to write a script similar to mdtrim (https://github.com/Cyberax/mdtrim) for a raid 0 software raid through mdadm. The mdtrim is for raid 1 only at the moment, and it works by writing a ...
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Recovering a RAID5

Hoping somebody here can help, as I'm a bit stuck on what to try next. Essentially, I had a RAID5 of 4 disks in mdadm. One of the disks started failing, not enough to have mdadm eject it, but enough ...
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Upgrade hard drives to larger size in a RAID 1 Setup on Dell T7500

I have a dell T7500 computer. I currently have 2 300GB drives in RAID1. I would like to replace these drives with 2 2TB drives that I have and keep the data that is currently installed on the drives....
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Logical Drive 1 Fatal Error System Logs

When a Client Backup starts on my 2012 Server Essentials, it fails and I receive the following error in my System log: Logical drive 1 of array controller B120i [Embedded] returned a fatal error ...
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MegaRAID Rebuild required after PdOffline + PdOnline?

In a RAID6 array with 12 disks I have taken a disk offline to flash new firmware, then brought it online again: MegaCli64 -PdOffline -PhysDrv[8:0] -a0 MegaCli64 -PdFwDownload -PhysDrv[8:0] -f ...
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Is a PERC310 Mini compatible with an R610?

I'm going to purchase an R610 soon which is sans RAID card. The spec sheet lists 2x PCIe x8 + 1 "storage x4" slot. However none of the X10 series cards are listed on the spec sheet. I presume that's ...
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HighPoint RocketRAID 2740 passthrough

I'm currently extending my server and about to buy a HBA. I stumbled across the HighPoint RocketRAID 2740 which is quite cheap at the moment. I am going to extend an existing MDRaid + LVM ...
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Strange behavior with Dell Openmanage 8.2 and server 2008 R2 64bit and degraded RAID

I recently had to rebuild a domain controller [DC02] due to AD database being corrupted and not repairable. Additionally, this server had a degraded RAID [RAID 1] due to a hard drive failure. I had to ...
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M5015 Disk controller - Replace failed disk used working disk

I have an IBM X3200 M3 machine with a M5015 SATA Disk controller (RAID 5). One of the disks has failed ie orange light flashing on the disk. I intend to replace the damaged disk with a used disk of ...
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SQL Server Table Partitioning & Impact of Raid Levels

How does SQL Server Table partitioning get impacted by the DISK RAID level ? We have a SQL Server with 8 data disks . The main table in the database has over 200 million rows partitioned by day of ...
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RAID5 needs drive to be added every reboot

I have a 3 disk RAID5 mdadm array total 4TB on an Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS. Since a kernel panic caused by a device unrelated to the array and that has been already replaced, after every reboot the ...
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Windows Server 2012 on RAID 1 stuck in Automatic Repair after motherboard change

The motherboard with Intel H87 chipset (with Intel Rapid Storage Technology) stopped working. It was replaced with MBO with H97 chipset. OS and data are in separate RAID 1 configurations. New MBO ...
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Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6 Windows Web Server 2k8 R2 Hard Drives not found

I got a question about our Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6. We want to install Windows Web Server 2008 R2 on a complete brand new RAID 1. The BIOS finds both of the hard drives and also the virtual disk ...
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Proper Steps To Upgrade My Server 2008 R2 Machine From HHD To SSD

I'm working on upgrading a server's hard drive from a standard HHD to an SSD drive. I have cloned the drive with a program called "EaseUS Todo Backup Free 8.6" (which I think does a bunch of extra ...
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Best way to remove drives from MDADM raid array

I have a situation with a RAID array; I'm concerned that the drives in the array are going to fail soon, and given their age, I would rather replace them sooner than later. The problem I have, is ...
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HP Microserver AMD Raid controller

I have a HP N54L Microserver which i have been using successfully with Windows Server 2012. I only have the one hard drive in but want to add another in RAID 1 and then another two much larger drives ...
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Unexpected LSI SAS 9211-8i RAID x8 SSD Performance

After attaching 8 850 EVO SSD to my LSI 9211-8i and creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces 8 column virtual disk I copied a VHD from and to the virtual disk and observed ~300 MB/s transfer ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 - Adaptec Storage Manager email notification not working

I'm having problems with the Adaptec storage Manager email notification. It can't send emails to recipients, always showing an ERROR message. Seems that the problem it's related to some java voodoo ...
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HP P212 RAID + Tape Library = Kernel Panic

I have a HP DL320e g8 v2 server running CentOS 7.1 (kernel 3.10.0-229.4.2.el7.x86_64). The onboard B120i SmartArray was disabled, and a PCI-Express P212 SAS HBA was installed with two identical 3TB ...
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Systematic deletion of files from RAID drive

I have a client with a Mac Pro and an two undetermined RAID storage systems from Areca, running off of an internal MRAID card. They are currently using the primary RAID array for working files, and ...
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Stress Test Hard Drive attached to a LSI controller on Hyper-V

I have a LSI 9265-8i controller running on Hyper-V. How can I stress-test the hard disks in-situ? I'd like to test things like iOPS, seek times etc.
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File IO being slow

I've rented this root server with a RAID1 mdadm software raid setup. Using dd to benchmark the file IO speed it achieves 230MB/s write (default blocksize). Certain tasks such as mysql are way slower, ...
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Can I use external SFF-8088 connector as a inexpensive way to get 2 more internal SFF-8087 ports?

Here's the scenario: I'm shopping between the LSI MegaRAID 9280-16 and 9280-24. Both cards have a single external 8088 connector, but the difference is whether they have 6 or 4 8087 internal ...
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Proxmox VMs Fail to start on reboot due to unmounted drives

For whatever reason, I have to re-assemble my RAID arrays on boot, I don't know why, and Ive banged my head against my desk over that issue to much already, so I put the RAID mdadm commands in /etc/rc....
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Get disk serial number by smartctl under raid0 of LSI

I'm trying to get the disk serial number of disks attached to the Centos server. When there was no raid0 (under LSI), I can get the serial number and model of /dev/sdb by: smartctl -i /dev/sdb and ...
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Unable to install grub to software Raid array in Ubuntu

How do you ensure Grub is properly installed on a software RAID array in Ubuntu? I have a failed RAID array on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. When I first tried booting it, the Grub screen came up, but ...
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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 ...