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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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Checking disk status (Behind raid card) from bash

We have a SuperMicro server with LSI Raid Controller. Is there a way to get any kind of information related to disks on raid controller ?
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Adaptec 2820SA RAID 5 cannot rebuild

I have an 8 disk RAID-5 array in degraded state. One drive failed some time ago, I replaced it, and it rebuilt and all was fine (state of the logical drive became optimal). Now another disk has ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14 on PowerEdge doesn't boot on RAID

I have a Dell 1U PowerEdge 1950, and for some reason, we cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop edition on it. I know what you're thinking... why are you installing desktop? I have asked the same ...
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Why would a raid 1 “break” on it's own?

So I went out to look at a video server the other day that had degraded raid issues. I've read about the various raid levels and how they are supposed to work, but the behavior I witnessed here has me ...
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Extract data from server without causing high disk IO

My current diagnosis is that there is a hardware fault, either related to the memory of the hardware RAID controller or something related to the extra juice the hard drives requires when running on ...
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Why is my RAID1 or RAID10 virtual drive (6 SSDs) not significantly faster than a single SSD?

I'm trying to figure out why the performance of a Virtual drive built from 12 SSDs is not really faster than a single SSD drive. The Server is a IBM x3650 M4, two Xeon E5-2643v2 130W 6C 3,5GHz. The ...
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Why isn't my RAID array rebuilding?

Got a notice last night that a drive failed on a server. Got in this morning to replace it, and we're getting the following. Controller config report for the array looks fine, with the unusual status ...
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Upgrade key not present?

I have a DELL PowerEdge R520. On boot, just after loading the RAID Controller, I get a weird message: "Upgrade Key Missing! An upgrade key was present on a previous power cycle, but it is not ...
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Should I partition a RAID or just create a file system on it? [duplicate]

Given a RAID 6 created from 6 drives /dev/md0 which should be used fully for data (no booting from it, root and swap are on a different drive), should I create one partition on that device and then ...
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Bandwidth with SAS expanders and RAID controllers

Having a RAID controller that has eight internal SATA3 lanes, you can get 6 Gb/s on all eight drives. What if I connect a 24 port SAS expander to an eight port RAID controller, do I still get max ...
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How to reliably and conveniently mirror 2 drives in hotswap hdd racks (likely without RAID1)?

I have the following situation: Need to store 1 original + 1 copy for data sets that are 1-2 TB in size Need to use consumer SATA drives, 1 for original, 1 for copy Need to store 50+ such data sets ...
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Will I lose current disk contents if I re-enable onboard RAID on a ProLiant DL320 G5 server?

I have this HP ProLiant DL320 G5, acting as a domain controller, running Windows Server 2008 R2. The server has 2 SATA disks, which were configured in a RAID 1 volume using the system's onboard RAID ...
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How to rescue deleted partition table on drive?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table. My hard drive is ...
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Unable to mount '/dev/sda'

My server has two 2 TB hard disk drives in soft RAID 1. I can't mount /dev/sda. Output of parted -l root@rescue:~# parted -l Model: ATA HGST HUS724020AL (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size ...
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iSCSI: HP MSA 2012i, initiator only discovers one target

I am trying to configure my HP MSA 2012i such that every disk is a vdisk and every vdisk is a volume. Each volume shall be accessible using iSCSI. So each volume shall be a iSCSI target. This is not a ...
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What is the difference between a HBA card and a RAID card?

I thought I knew the difference between HBA and RAID. In my mind, HBA is offloading from the main motherboard/CPU and is simply JBOD... usually has an external SAS ports, whilst a RAID card does the ...
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RAID1 for cloning

I understand that RAID should not be used for backups but what about using it to create backups on physical level? I have a setup of regular rsync backups from all the network to one server. Once a ...
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Raid 5 URE rate [duplicate]

I've recently read this post: http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com/blog/2012/08/i-come-not-to-praise-raid-5/ tldr; It basically says that the error rate of a RAID system is tied to the hardware, and ...
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local RAID vs server RAID with a 10GbE connection [duplicate]

we are trying to configure a descent size (in layman's perspective) storage at my lab. I am a skilled programmer, but my knowledge in hardware at non-consumer level is very limited at this point. At ...
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Failed RAID 1 drive in a logical volume - lost cause?

I have a non-critical CentOS 6.5 server with a rather quirky disk setup: The main logical volume (mounted as /) comprises two RAID 1 disk pairs, so it's made up from md1 (2TB) and md2 (1.5TB). ...
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Mdadm won't create an array larger than 10TB

I have a server with six 4TB drives running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the drives is used for the system/OS I wanted to use the other 5 drives to get as close to 20TB of storage as possible It's a ...
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mdadm reports faulty disk, but smart doesn't find problems

I've got a 9 disk raid 5 array. Today i got a mail from my server: This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm running on Eldorado A Fail event had been detected on md device ...
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megaraid drives are failing to add and giving invalid parameters error

I am trying to add a couple of RAID 5 arrays to my second adapter. Adapter 0 is two disks in a raid 1 which is running the OS. This seems to be working fine. Attempting to add the second array gives ...
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MD RAID sector repair

This article states that RAID controllers are smart about unrecoverable read errors, and try to rewrite such sectors with the redundancy of the component drives. If the sector is bad, the disk's ...
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mdadm: All RAID disks look good, but can't access devices

Now, granted, issues with RAID rarely come up (at least with the one that I have to deal with in my life), so I'm not the most experienced person in the world. However, I'm not seeing any issues with ...
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Raid 10, Logical device are missing

I have a problem with a RAID 10, I have 4 disks on raid. A disc has just been changed (0,3). But I can not rebuild the array. Logical device are setted as "Missing". All commands return to me the ...
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Wiping hard drives in an IBM DS3512

I have an IBM DS3512 RAID storage device, which I'm planning to sell. How would I reliably wipe my data off of all the hard drives? As far as I can tell, it abstracts away all direct access to the ...
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Preseeded RAID partitioning seems wrong

I'm trying to preseed an installation of Debian on a system with 12 HDD. Each drive have : a 1M GPT partition a 300MB RAID 1 /boot a 20GB RAID 6 / remaining space on a RAID 6 /data partition It ...
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Multi-Volume data storage without striping

I have a network storage server running Debian, containing multiple hard drives. These drives are all mounted into subdirectories of a samba-shared folder. All members of the network have full read ...
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When exactly does a RAID5 reconstruction happen?

Let's assume the following scenario: A RAID5 array consisting of 3 disks is happy and running One of the disks crashes We replace the broken disk with a spare one The system is up and running again ...
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Unreasonable performance expectations for RAID 0 performance?

This is my first time building a machine with a hardware RAID card. We bought a Dell T620 with the H710P RAID controller (1GB NV Cache), a 160GB Solid State Drive (SATA Read Intensive MLC 3Gbps), and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mdadm issues on boot

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu machine which has: 2 x SSD in RAID 1 (md0) 3 x Sata HDD in RAID 5 (md1) The machine is set to boot from the md0 device. This machine has been running fine for a month or so, ...
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Should I avoid putting two SSDs in a RAID1 configuration due to performance degradation?

I have a workstation system that will have two 64GB industrial SSDs, and the plan is to have both disks in a RAID1 configuration for redundancy which is set up in the kickstart. The system will be ...
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RAID consideration for 24 Disk Array

I have here a 24 Disk Array with 3.7 TB disks in it. What would be, performance wise a good configuration when using a RAID 6: RAID 6 over all 24 disks or should I use 2x12 disk RAID 6 and than a RAID ...
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Converting Non-Raid to Raid

I have a server that currently has one 1TB drive in it. I just bought a 1TB drive to put in Raid-1 with it. The server already has data on it, so my question is what do I have to do to make it a raid ...
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How do you repair a Ubuntu 14.04 RAID-LVM-DM-CRYPT-LUKS Physical to Virtual system that won't boot?

I can't get a Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual server to boot correctly. It's recently been cloned "dd if=/dev/sda of=vmimage" The Physical has a RAID1-LVM-DMCRYPT-LUKS configuration, The boot sequence aborts and ...
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How do I configure RAID 5, especially stripe size, with 24 x 1.2 TB drives for CentOS 6?

For a Dell R920 with 24 x 1.2TB disks (and 1TB RAM), I'm looking to set up a RAID 5 configuration for fast IO. The server will be used to host KVM VMs that will be reading/writing files of all sizes, ...
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HP Smart Array P410 Stuck in Ready for Recovery 00.0%

We are using smart array disk controller P410 by HP on our supermicro server. Sadly of the HDDs in a RAID10 Array was damaged and we were forced to change that specific hard disk. After 3 days and ...
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mdadm array is active but is not listed

I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04. I did apt-get upgrade and received a warning from mdadm. update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-24-generic W: mdadm: the array /dev/md3 with UUID ...
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Why is my RAID1 read access slower than write access?

I have done some simple performance tests and it seems that reading from my RAID1 is slower than writing: root@dss0:~# for i in 1 2 3; do dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1048576 count=131072; done ...
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EPC mode on Seagate Constellation using Linux

I need to set EPC mode on Seagate Constellation disks connected to LSI 9690SA-4l controller. This is because the controller is not compatible with the disks unless the EPC mode is set – according to ...
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Data recovery from deleted raid array

Hello I deleted a raid 1 array on a hp b110i and I wanted to know if it is possible to recover the data. Also if Windows server was on the array that was deleted can it be recovered. Thanks
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LSI MegaRaid live conversion from RAID 6 to RAID 0+1

I've currently got a lovely working server that has an LSI 9265-8i RAID card in it with 4x1TB RE4 drives, also running CacheCade Pro 2.0 with 2x180GB SSDs in RAID1. I currently have the main array ...
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Fixing partition table after writing 0s to beginning

I have a sw raid10 setup like: /dev/sdX > partition /dev/sdX1 > raid md0 > lvm > fs. I'm an idiot, and wrote 4gb of 0s to /dev/md0 with dd dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/md0 bs=4k count=1000000 ...
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Steady red light on 2 HP SAS drives in RAID 1

I have a HP ProLiant web server with two HP 300GB SAS SFF 2.5 inch drives (Model: HP 507127-B21). Both drives have a solid red light, however there is no indication within the management software that ...
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Why MegaCli always returns blank?

Similar to this question (MegaCLI always returns blank output) with some differences. I am using perc h710p raid controller on Dell Ubuntu box. I download 1.01.39_Linux_Cli.zip (according to ...
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HP ML350 Gen8: error erasing disk cciss/c0d0 on PXE

I Have a ML350 Gen8, that on first PXE Boot, will ask me whether I am sure I want to erase raid controller cciss/c0d0 giving me an option of Yes | No. This only happens when the disks are brand new ...
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Will expanding my Synology Hybrid RAID delete the data on the initial disk?

As the title states, I currently have my Synology NAS with a single 4TB drive in it. I now wish to expand this with another 4TB drive. If I expand the volume (it's currently setup as SHR) will the ...
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openSUSE encrypted root over RAID, given Yast doesn't support encrypted root?

This is for a fresh install of 13.1 I'll be making. Four drives in RAID10 need to be on the bottom. I'd rather the RAID be software, MD, rather than hardware, though I'd use hardware RAID if all else ...
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Repair or recreate virtual drive on raid array

I have raid array intel srcsas18e. Today I saw that OS was shutdown and status two hdds is "foreign unconf bad". Both hdds were in one virtual drive. But I do not find this virtual drive in a config. ...