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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mdadm drive UUIDs chanaged, can they be changed back?

So I ran into this trouble and I believe I lost all my data..However I found an old mdadm --examine --scan file I made a month ago and an old mdadm.conf....Is it possible to use these two items to fix ...
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mdadm rebooted, array missing? can't assemble?

Not sure what is going on with my Array. I rebooted ubuntu 12.04.1 and got a error on startup that fstab couldn't mount the filesystem UUID I have for my mdadm array. After running a few commands a I ...
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ESXi 5.1 local datastore no longer accessable

I'm running ESXi and just recently rebuilt a raid array, and now an existing local datastore is no longer accessable in ESXi. The details: Original Configuration: 1x usb drive (on the backplane) ...
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smartctl not actually running self tests?

I want to run the smartctl self tests to check the health of the drives in my RAID array (PERC 5/i). The array is on sda and comprises six drives. I can check the status using sudo smartctl ...
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Will a raid cache be better for performance than hard drive cache speeds?

In a device that has raid 5, and a "raid cache" of 4GB, does this help performance? I have 32MB cache hard drives but I was wanting to know if the 4GB cache will make up for the difference in ...
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Proliant server will not accept new hard disks in RAID 1+0?

I have a HP ProLiant DL380 G5, I have two logical drives configured with RAID. I have one logical drive RAID 1+0 with two 72 gb 10k sas 1 port spare no 376597-001. I had one hard disk fail and ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 getting PCIe Degraded Link Width Error : Internal Storage Slot

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 getting a "PCIe Degraded Link Width Error : Internal Storage Slot" its out of warranty so I can't harass Dell about it, thought i'd see if anyone here has experienced ...
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How do RAID 0 Offers improved i/0? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the different widely used RAID levels and when should I consider them? I wonder how RAID 0 offers better i/o. If i am not wrong in RAID 0 data gets split and ...
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Smart Array P400i Physical Drive failed after being replaced

We have replaced the bad drives in a few HP systems (ProLiant DL360 G5), but they continue to show failed. The drives are part of RAID, and I think this might be why they are appearing as failed. The ...
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How does a Promise FastTrak 133 interleave a striped array?

I co-worker had two drives configured as a stripe on a motherboard with an on-board Promise FastTrak 133. The motherboard failed, and we've been unable to find any others with an on-board Promise ...
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What are the recognized ways to increase the size of the RAID array online/offline?

Is it possible, in theory, increase the size of the RAID-array of any level just by adding new drive(s)? Variant like "backup whole data -> delete old array -> add/replace disks -> create new array -> ...
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moving raid 10 to another identical server both on Smart Array 6i controllers

I have dead HP DL 380G4 with RAID 1+0 with 1 logical volume from 4x72GB drives on built-in Smart Array 6i 128Mb BBWC. It was shut down properly. It seems it was usual death for Proliant with ILO led ...
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HP P410i RAID10 performance causing Xen to crash

It seems HP P410 RAID card is causing some of my servers to crash when under high IO. Configured RAID10 with 4x SAS 15k HDDs. Is this normal? Do I need some other hardware to add to the RAID card ...
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Swapping 3Ware Raid Card - Best Procedure

We have a server running an old firmware version and driver (just took this position) on the 3Ware 9650SE Raid Controller... We have been having issues with the server and seemed to have narrowed it ...
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Can the Intel C600-series SAS controller RAID SATA drives?

(Sorry if this is off-topic - technically this is a home workstation setting, but is regarding mostly-server technology.) I have a GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI motherboard and four ST3000DM001 drives, and the ...
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Mid-2011 Mac Mini Server keeps dropping a disk from RAID, not sure what to do about it

The small business that I do sysadmin work for on the side uses a mid-2011 Mac Mini Server (running 10.7 Lion) as a fileserver and FileMaker database host. Its 2 750gb HDDs are RAID 1'd together, and ...
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end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector xxxxxxxxx

I have a IBM server. This server contains 3 hard disk with RAID 5. It was working fine earlier. Unfortunately this machine got the following error message. After that I have rebooted the systems. ...
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LSI RAID-on-chip with RAID6 over two SAS links goes red when HDD enclosure is powered cycled; how to recover?

I have a RAID6 array managed by LSI 9286-8e card. I also have Sans Digital 24-bay NexentaSTOR JBOD enclosure with SAS extender built-in. They are connected to separate UPS devices. Normally, I'd ...
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Can different drive speeds and sizes be used in a hardware RAID configuration w/o affecting performance?

Specifically, I have a RAID 1 array configuration with two 500gb 7200rpm SATA drives mirrored as logical drive 1 (a) and two of the same mirrored as logical drive 2 (b). I'd like to add two 1tb ...
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İnstall Linux server in 13TB hard disk

Hi i have a server which has a 13TB hard disk with Raid 5. My problem is when i try to install CentOs it sees only 2TB of disk. How can i use parted insted of fdisk in install process? Or if you have ...
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VMWare Setup with 2 Servers and a DAS (DELL MD3220)

I am planning to use a VMWare based setup consisting of two VMWare servers (2 CPU, 256GB Memory) and a DAS (DELL MD3220 with 24x900GB disks). The virtual machines will be half running MS SQL databases ...
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Software Raid 10 corrupted superblock after dual disk failure, how do I recover it?

I have a software raid 10 with 6 x 2tb hard drives (raid 1 for /boot), ubuntu 10.04 is the os. I had a raid controller failure that put 2 drives out of sync, crashed the system and initially the os ...
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Using old RAID configured disk after new disk has been used in the controller

I have Dell Poweredge T100 server with Dell SAS 6 and two hard disk on RAID 1. Last week the server died including one RAID 1 hard disk. We sent the server for repair and the problem with PSU was ...
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RAID options with heterogeneous disks

I have a general purpose server which is running out of disk space. It currently has a RAID1 of two 2TB disks (WD RE4). So I'm going to buy two 4TB disks. I am considering the following options: ...
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T4300 raid support ICH9R chipset

I have a few old T4300s which I would like to repurpose as 2008 R2 file servers in smaller locations. These are configured with the Intel ICH9R raid controller for DATA drives. What if any ...
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PostgreSQL RAID configuration

I'm stuck how best to configure disk array. We have Hp P2000 G3 disk array with 24 SAS physical disks 300Gb each. We need to configure this array got 2 copies of PostgreSQL 9.2 because two different ...
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Adding Raid 1 to Raid 0 on Linux

I have a system already configured with raid 1 with 2 disks: /dev/md1 918347072 249416692 621528596 29% /var /dev/md0 9920532 160640 9247828 2% /tmp # cat ...
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Do any “pro-sumer” grade NAS boxes use hardware RAID? [closed]

Given the comments regarding the cost of true hardware RAID in some of my searches like here or here, it would appear that $500 solutions like Synology DS413, Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4, QNAP TS-419P ...
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Multiple groups of RAID devices in btrfs

In btrfs, is it possible to have multiple groups of devices, and each group is in different btrfs RAID? For example, 2 devices in raid0 and 4 in raid1?
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New harddisc in RAID fails after only a few days

Last weekend I had to replace one harddisc in a RAID 1 on a PERC/5i controller because it reported it as failed. After replacing the disc it worked for 5 days and then the controller started ...
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KVM-LVMs from the VMs appears on the host system

I'm experiencing a strange issue, after I extended the HP RAID array This server acts as a hypervisor (CentOS - KVM) and I'm using logical volumes for the KVM guests. When I check the physical ...
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Server upgrade configuration - raid vs. multiple drives vs. combo raid / backup

We're upgrading our Linux box, and moving from CentOS (quad core AMD, 8GB RAM, SATA drive) to RedHat OS (dual quad core Xeon, 8GB RAM, SAS drives) and was wondering... what will provide the best ...
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Can a RAID 4 disk setup crash if only 1 hard disk fails? [closed]

I am a web developer. I have not much experience in hardware. For this reason, I use managed servers. This morning, one of the drives in our setup failed. However, the full site went down. I ...
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Can i boot the server [closed]

Hello and good day. I have a ml350 g4 and i have these questions: I dont have the cpu-fan & heatsink does it need that to boot? Does it need the chassis fan to boot? What ram does it need? ...
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RAID 10 over RAID 5 when using SSDs

I am considering implementing an iSCSI shared storage array using SATA SSDs instead of the 15k RPM SAS drives we normally purchase. We normally use RAID 10 because of spindle contention with the ...
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Is my hard drive about to die?

I have two hard drives set up as a RAID 1 array on my server (Linux, software RAID using mdadm) and one of them just got me this "present" in syslog: Nov 23 02:05:29 h2 kernel: [7305215.338153] ...
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HP RAID array - hpacucli

I've noticed that one of the drives has "unassigned" status. Does it mean that it's a spare disk? # hpacucli controller all show config Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) (sn: ...
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Disk Activity Alert Windows SBS 2003 on Dell PowerEdge 830 with Raid

Background: I have a Dell PowerEdge 830 Server running Windows SB Server 2003. It has 4gbs of RAM and a ATA CERC SATA 6CH controller with 3 160gb drives in a Raid 5 configuration. The Problem I am ...
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RAID10 (16 x 256GB SSDs) in PowerEdge R720 for Build Server

I'm trying to put together specs for a top of the line Dell R720 (running Windows Server 2008R2) build server (C#), and I'm unsure what the best hard drive / RAID setup would be. Our space ...
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What is the memory module on a RAID card needed for?

As above, what is the reason for needing a memory module on a RAID card? The card I am looking at (HP P410) comes with either 256MB or 512MB but unsure which to get and why.
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pvcreate not working: can't open exclusively

After having added 2 disks of 1Tb to a Dell PowerEdge, I went through their initialization with the goal to add them to an existing LVM VG. When the MegaCli background initialization went complete, I ...
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Reshape linux md raid5 that is already being reshaped?

I just converted my RAID1 array to a RAID5 array and added a third disk to it. I'd like to add a fourth disk without waiting fourteen hours for the first reshape to complete. I just did this: mdadm ...
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Is there such thing as hardware encrypted raid disk?

I have a server for which I want to protect the content. The server is located on a clients premises. Is there a way to encrypt the content of a RAID DISK (at hardware level) ? What I need is that ...
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Replace RAID1 Disc - things to consider

One of my RAID controllers is complaining about a harddrive failure: -- Controller informations -- -- ID | Model c0 | PERC 5/i Adapter -- Arrays informations -- -- ID | Type | Size | Status | ...
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How to disable the RAID in x3400 M2

Hi I just wanna disable the default RAID in my server IBM System X3400 M2 Server(7837-24X),i have 3 disk drives SAS. I want to make them a JBOD "Just a Bunch Of Disks", because I want to install in ...
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Windows 8 x64 with VMWare Workstation or inside ESXi [closed]

I need to run several virtual machines on a core i7-920 box with 12GB or RAM and a 256GB SSD to host the VMs. It also has a Highpoint RocketRaid 2720SGL RAID controller with a 12TB RAID 5 array. I ...
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How do I find out which disk in a multi-disk mdadm RAID1 triggered a rebuild?

I'm using mdadm for several RAID1 mirrors. md7 is an N-way mirror consisting of 3 spinning disks (all flagged write-mostly) and an SSD: md7 : active raid1 sdd1[0] sde5[3](W) sdf5[4](W) sdc1[1](W) ...
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Possible bad raid card / hard disks (LSI 9261-8i)

I am in a bit of bad spot at the moment, i have a dedicated server hosted by someone else, it has a LSI 9261-8i raid card installed, attached is: 3x300GB SAS 15K rpm disks (in RAID5) 5x2TB SATA ...
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Why Debian/Ubuntu doesn't see one RAID 10 logical drive but sees two instead (HP Proliant ML110 G7, B110i SATA RAID Controller)?

I'm trying to install Debian or Ubuntu on HP Proliant ML110 G7 server but it doesn't see one RAID 10 logical drive (as I set in BIOS previously) but sees two instead. RAID SATA Controller is B110i. ...
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iSCSI Distributed RAID?

Thinking about setting-up as distributed RAID array over iSCSI. Has anyone else tried this, if so what was your experience. To be more specific I am thinking of a couple of CentOS servers each with ...