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 Boot Error, incrementally starting raid array Ubuntu SErver 14.04

i build a small Server with Ubuntu 14.04 for Samba, I has one SSD Drive (the ubuntu installation is on it) and 2 3TB SATA Disk, the sata disk are combined to a Raid 1 with mdadm. Now sometimes (no ...
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Transfer from RAID-1 to RAID-0 — easy as cloning?

I have a RAID-1 of 1TB drives using on-board RAID. I have 2 new 240GB SSDs I want to place in RAID-0. This is Windows Server 2012. I know with disk cloning/transferring that it is important going ...
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What is the performance implication of hardware vs software RAID in 2-disk RAID0/RAID1 setup?

I am choosing between two similar models of servers, one of which has software RAID, while the other hardware one. Servers in question are SYS-E32-1 and SYS-E32-3 from So you Start (an OVH brand) and ...
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Server Raid Failure and Boot into Grub

My server failed and and was booting into grub rescue. Now it is saying it cant even find the OS. I went into bios and checked the drives, and none of them seem to have failed. In the system events ...
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Large write with dd fail on RAID-5

I have a server with a RAID controller which connects to a JBOD over SAS. JBOD is populated with 16 SAS-HDDs of 3TB (8 of one make and 8 of other, same rpm). I have configured 3 logical drives with ...
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Windows Server 2012 issues configuring 8TB raid array

I've just restored an image of our default server config on a DELL R710 with a H700 raid controller. The controller has a single raid 5 array of 5*2TB disk + 1 Hotspare. Windows boots just fine, but ...
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SSD Software RAID Alignment Necessary?

Is it necessary to have the partitions that makeup a software RAID 1 array be aligned? This guide states "Software RAID: Although one needs to pay attention to correct alignment here as well, ...
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SW SSD Raid 1 over HW RAID 10

A provider(data center) recommended I go with 1TB SSDs in a software RAID 1 over HW RAID 10 with mechanical drives. Their quote: Typically SSDs are most reliable than RAID cards and since you ...
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Removing all disks from RAID5 and adding new disk for access/data destruction - will RAID be preserved?

We have a RAID5 array and limited resources. It has been suggested, for data destruction of a SAS drive with a bad sector, to remove ALL drives from the RAID5 array, and then place this 1 drive into ...
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What counts as a 'large' raid 5 array?

A recent issue with a Buffalo TeraStation NAS here in my office has got me investigating Raid 5. I've found a few different articles talking about the unsuitability of using raid 5 in large arrays, ...
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How to change the size for HP smart array without losing data

For a HA clustered setup (RHEL 5.8), my HP DL 380p G8 server consists of this: mirrored root disk(RAID 1): array A physicaldrive 1I:2:1 (port 1I:box 2:bay 1, SAS, 300 GB, OK) physicaldrive 1I:2:2 ...
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Migrate unix-system to hardware RAID-5 possible?

At the moment, I have a Intel SR2500 with 5 disks running at home. 4 of the disks aren't used at the moment due to maintenance-reasons. Because it's an expeiment-laboratory-machine where I can try ...
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Identifying failed hard drive in RAID

I have a server which is running customized version of Debian. It is attached a sun storage raid. It has very limited tools and installing new tools is not allowed. :( This message I see in dmesg: ...
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Filesystem performance degraded during RAID rebuilding

So quick question - our RAID6 array is currently rebuilding and there is a VERY noticeable filesystem performance hit (home directories are NFS mounted on the array). I'd sort of expect that, given ...
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Unable to create datastore extent on VMware ESXi 5.5 - HP Smart Array P800

I have a HP P800 array controller connected to a HP MSA60 with 12x 1TB SATA drives installed. I provisioned a single array with 1 spare in ACU. I have followed this KB and created 4x 1.9TB logical ...
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How does intel RAID Keys work on intel server motherboard and how do we set up hardware RAID?

We are looking to purchase an intel S2600GZ with two Xeons for a new server. We would like to run a setup of 12 disks, as the barebones we are looking at support up to 12. The idea is to run the ...
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How reliable are current 2 TByte consumer grade disk drives?

Most cheap SATA disk drives are rated with "1 non-recoverable read error per 10^14 bits read". What does this mean? 10^14 bits is just 12.5 TByte. If I have a full 2 TByte disk and I copy it to a ...
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Check badblocks on RAID-0

Without RAID-0, I usually check bad sectors using this command: fsck -yvckfC -E fragcheck /dev/sdX How to check bad sectors when the harddisk was using RAID-0? should I run it for each drive? ...
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Amazon EBS Durability

According to this link: http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/details/#availabilityanddurability It said: Amazon EBS Snapshot can expect an annual failure rate (AFR) of between 0.1% – 0.5%, where failure ...
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MegaRaid SAS 8708EM2 Capacity Expansion

I have a ThinkServer RD230-4011 in hosting which initially had 4x 300Gb drives divided into 2 RAID 1 arrays using the built-in SAS 8708EM2 card, such as this: DISK 0 (300 Gb) | VD 0 (RAID 1, 300 Gb) ...
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Transfer raided drive between to identical HP Proliant DL360 G5

I have two identical HP Proliant DL360 G5 servers with HP Smart Array P400i controllers. I want to move the drives from one of the servers into the other server. Will the controller of the new ...
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How to monitor the hard disk status behind Dell PERC H710 Raid Controller with CentOS 6?

I have a Dell server running CentOS 6 using PERC H710 Raid Controller card with Raid 5 setup and I want to monitor the hard disk failure/working status behind the Raid Controller. Then I should be ...
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Is it possible to configure a supermicro X7DBU based system, with ESB2, to see HDDs greater than 750GB?

I'm currently running a Supermicro 1U server, with a X7DBU motherboard. When I boot up into RAID utility, I can either use ESB2, or Adaptec. Either way, The 3TB HDD (SATA) I put into it, is read as a ...
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4TB drives using an ARC-1231 controller?

I would like to install 12 4TB hard drives in a RAID array using an old Areca ARC-1231 controller. Are 4TB disks supported by this controller? I could not find the specs for this controller at their ...
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How is that possible that file was changed without date modification? [closed]

I'm using Blade Server with CentOS 6.5 (ext4) installed, disks combined in raid6, connected in a storage area network. Somehow some of my files become corrupted from time to time without updating the ...
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How often should I scrub my RAID?

In general I would like to know how often a RAID array needs to be scrubbed. What contributes to the need to scrub more often (reading data?, writing data?, unexpected shutdowns?, drive age?, drive ...
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Will changing disks in raid1 damage existing data?

I created a testing Linux install on a hard drive. At the time I set my server without raid. I now have two brand new hard drives which I have put into my server and configured as raid 1. I then ...
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HP Dl360e Gen8 Not Detecting Hard Drives

I have a new HP Proliant DL360e G8 and it is not detecting the hard drives. We are using both non-hp, and official hp hard drives from an older server (DL120). Hard drives are 3.5" and they are not ...
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LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i: Disk isn't recognized after replacement

I've got a Supermicro Server with an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i Raid Controller inside. There were 3 Disks attached to the controller which were configured as RAID5 array. One of the disks failed ...
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How to check HP Smart array status on ESXi 5

I've been reading How to run the HP Online ACU CLI for Linux in ESXi 4.x & trying to figure out a way to see the RAID status of the server without having to restart it. This is because, I've ...
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Replacing a failed and degraded virtual disk on Dell T110 II RAID 1 PERC S300

We have a Dell T110 II server, factory installed with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard x64 Edition, running PERC S300 RAID Controller (1068E HBA). It came installed with RAID 1 on the 500GB ...
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Check RAID rebuild status of R710?

How can I check the rebuild status of a RAID volume without booting into the PERC utility in CentOS via the command-line?
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Intel RAID Web Console 2 Utility for Linux

I upgraded Intel RWC2 console (RAID_Web_Console_2-2.64-00.noarch -> RAID_Web_Console_2-13.08.04-01.noarch) however I've noticed that MR_MONITOR is no longer available in the latest version so I'm not ...
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Setting I/O scheduler for SSD based RAID array on EC2 instances

I created a RAID array using the 2 local SSD drives on a EC2 c3.4xlarge instance. # mdadm --create /dev/md127 --level=0 --raid-devices=2 /dev/xvdf /dev/xvdg # mkfs.ext4 /dev/md127 # mkdir /data # ...
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Is it possible to enable RAID 1 on an already in-use HP Proliant DL380 G5

I have a HP Proliant DL380 G5 with two HDDs in RAID 0 (Stripe)(72GB+72GB). It has been running Windows Server for quite a while now and has 30GB of occupied space on a stripted volume. I've now ...
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Software RAID: file system becomes read-only, mdadm fails with SEGFAULT

I have software RAID1 on Ubuntu 10.10 (Linux ubuntu 2.6.35-32-generic-pae). It is dedicated server I control via SSH. Yesterday datacenter people changed one HDD which was crushed. I did not run ...
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Unable to access disks in rhel 6.5

I work for a biology lab. We recently bought a new microscope that produces an enormous amount of data - it is simply not feasible to store it on a desktop. So, we bought a storage server - the idea ...
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How to install Windows 2012 on Dell server with S110 RAID?

I have a Dell server that has a S110 software RAID 1 mirror for the boot disks. When I run the Windows 2012 installer, no drives are found. I searched Dell for drivers but the only one I found for ...
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FREENAS: Why isn't mv command instant within a RAIDZ1 volume?

I'm currently 'reorganizing' file structure within a RAIDZ1 volume. Moving directories from one dataset to another, which are both contained on the same volume. SSH'ed into the machine and did a ...
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Change the Hard Drive in RAID using tw_cli while lustre file system is mounted

I've setup RAID-5 array disk, but recently one of the Hard drives is reallocating excessive sectors: (Reallocated Sectors = 323) # tw_cli /c0/p1 show all /c0/p1 Status = OK /c0/p1 Model = ...
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Ubuntu Server install claims 3 TB RAID1 volume is 801.5 GB

I have a brand new server containing two identical 3 TB SATA disks. These are in a hardware RAID1 configuration using the onboard Intel RAID controller. The BIOS sees the two disks as 3 TB and the ...
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How to use remote laptop in RAID with ubuntu server? [closed]

I have a laptop A where I'm goint to install Ubuntu Server configuring it with 2 disks in RAID1. I have another laptop B in a different building ( with public and static IP ) with an external USB HDD. ...
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RAID controller write back performance

What kind of performance benefit write back on a RAID controller gives? To be more specific, the setup is 2 SSDs in RAID 1. The workload is mainly random write. Given the above, what kind of ...
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Upgrade to 3x Samsung SSD EVO in RAID-0 — what type of RAID controller to search for? [closed]

My current configuration is a RAID-0 with three conventional 2TB hard drives. I want to upgrade to three 1TB SSD EVO disks, also in a RAID-0 configuration. Using SiSoftware Sandra, I found out that ...
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mdadm RAID 1 config deleted

one of our huge production servers crashed this morning due to a HDD failure on port 0 (the bootable one). That server was running CentOS 6.5 in RAID 1 with mdadm. Although, a trainee changed the HDD ...
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Linux MD Raid same device detection

Linux md raid driver delays recovery/verification of multiple devices if they share the same parent device. We have setup where disks are pationed via device mapper, they use bcache, etc.. and ...
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CentOS 6.5 mdadm Raid 1 - Kernel Panic during raid data check

I have a brand new CentOS 6.5 install with two (mounted to /mnt/data) 1tb Western Digital Black drives in raid 1 with mdadm, configured via the installer. Unfortunately every now and again the entire ...
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Dell raid configuation issue omsa

I've been trying to create a raid using the dell srvadmin tools including raidcfg and omconfig. Controller info: [root@ksssd tmp]# /opt/dell/toolkit/bin/raidcfg controller controllerid=0 ...
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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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HP ProLiant with SATA/SAS Drives

I Currently have a DL350 G5. I have 4 74GB SAS drives in RAID that work fine but I tried to add a 1TB WD RED SATA drive for some storage and the RAID controlling isn't giving me an option to create a ...