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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migrate from raid 5+1 (spare) to raid 50 without losing data on hp p420i smart array

i have a raid 5+1(spare) with 8 disk of 1TB each one. my controller is hp p420i. i want add to my server another new array 5+1(spare) with other new 8 disk to build one array in raid 50 whithout lose ...
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Is RAID50 OK for a fileserver?

We have a new storage array consisting of 24 x 600GB 10K SAS disks arriving next week, and I'm trying to decide how best to carve up the available space for our 3-node VMware vSphere cluster which ...
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RAID0 : best chunk size for fileserver with average 650KB files

I found out that my server(linux Ubuntu Server 14.04) has probably a to high chunk size for the RAID0, or atleast I think this is an performance issue... The current chunk size is 512K with 4 disk of ...
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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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Ubuntu software raid on efi, how to boot off second drive?

I'm up and running on Ubuntu server with software raid 1 with 2 500GB drives and I'm just trying to test things out. If I unplug the second drive I'm able to boot in degraded mode but if I unplug the ...
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Cannot install grub, segmentation fault, unable to identify filesystem, superfluous RAID member, found two disks with same index — Debian 7

A server was recently transported from location A to B, a long journey that took six months. Things have gone wrong due to nothing being labeled prior to shipment. Yes, I know --- it was done by ...
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off-site backup strategy for small local tower server

I am a computational biologist working for a small startup tasked with setting up a local implementation of a small tower server (if it matters, I'm looking into getting a PowerEdge T620 or similar) ...
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Best way to back up and sync data for OS X? [on hold]

Have a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks with a SSD that has a 250 GB capacity which is almost full. Over the past 2 years, I have used numerous (from Western Digital to Seagate) external hard ...
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HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ESXi performance issue

One of our small offices was in need of a small server to perform certain tasks. Because the noise and size an of a regular server i went with the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 G1610T. Witch i expected ...
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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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linux: raid4 without striping [closed]

I would like to assemble a software raid array of same-size hard drives. I want a RAID4-like setup without striping. The array is needed for a special backup usecase. Once a year all drives are ...
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One of my drives thinks that it is part of a raid array, if I delete the array (which is broken & empty) will I lose data?

I had a striped RAID array a long time ago. One of the drives failed and I just used the other drive as a stand alone disk. I have now switched my BIOS back to RAID mode and have created a RAID5 array ...
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How do I migrate my Linux RAID (mdadm)? [closed]

I currently have a CentOS virtual server hosted on a vSphere box. There are 8 Seagate 2TB disks installed, visible to the Linux server. They are part of a mdadm RAID5 volume. The entire system runs ...
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How to enable SAS-12 on LSI 9361 RAID controller

By default, this SAS-12 controller runs with SAS-12 SSDs at SAS-6 speeds. How to unlock SAS-12?
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9650SE-4LPML RAID Controller BIOs not showing HDDs

I've got a fresh server put together with a 9650SE-4LPML controller card in it with the intention of setting up RAID 1 with two 2TB HDDS. When I boot up and go into the RAID controller BIOs, the ...
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Most efficient RAID configuration with 6 disks?

I have a hand-me-down server that I'm setting up at home and it's got 6 72Gb hard disks (as well as 2 18Gb drives that I'm using for the OS). What is the best way to configure those 6 drives? Should ...
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Slow ext4 read performance on 24-drive hardware RAID6

I have a RAID6 configuration spanned over 24 drives (12x directly attached to the RAID card, 12x via external SAS) running on an ARECA ARC-1880IX-12 (fw V1.51 2012-07-04). The RAID makes up one single ...
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Upgrading RAID controller to 4kn - do I have to reinitialize the array to use 4kn?

I have an enterprise-grade workstation with an Adaptec 6405E RAID controller in it. According to Adaptec, this RAID controller does not, and will never be able to, natively support 4K disk sectors. If ...
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BIOS ORCA Conflict

I have an HP raid controller that tries to run ORCA while the motherboard is running its BIOS startup sequence. When a drive is connected, the BIOS freezes and beeps sequentially. When F8 is pressed ...
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remote raid config/monitor with idrac enterprise?

I have two new machines t620 with both h710's and h800's (each connected to md1200's). iDRAC sees in the inventory the md1200 and h800 and the disks but the storage management section of idrac does ...
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SATA 7.2K HD Suitable for File Server

Just discussing a new Server with a client and they are insisting on using two 3Tb 7.2K SATA Driver in RAID 1. I wanted to get them 5 15K SAS Drives in RAID 5. Can anyone tell me what the true speed ...
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Can I increase my Dell RAID 1 from 250GB to 500GB just by plugging in larger drives?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R300 with a Dell SAS 6/iR Internal Controller RAID PCIe and two 250GB SATA HDDs in RAID1 configuration. One of the HDDs has died so I want to swap it out for another. At the ...
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SBS 2003 boot stalls at acpitabl.dat

I have a SBS 2003 server running for 3 year without any problems, and few days ago it freezes during the boot. System is using two 500 Gb drives in RAID1 (Intel Matrix 7.5) After trying to load in ...
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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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Can I take a mirrored raid drive and use it in another machine

I have about a dozen low end servers of varying makes and models and most have mirrored raid. I'm a bit confused about whether after a disaster (that hasn't harmed the drives) can I can take a drive ...
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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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What to do when raid 0 errer: Following Arrays have missing required members and cannot be … Array#0-RAID-0 [closed]

here are the tried status: It is a raid 0 configuration and have 2 disks. When using IBM ServeRAID Configuration Utility, there are three options: 1. Array Configuration Utility : see below 2. ...
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Is there any downtime when expanding a volume on an iSCSI setup using Synology Hybrid RAID?

The subject sums up the scenario. I believe the answer is there is no downtime but the system might simply be slower during the rebuild. Which is fine. But if there is downtime, how long? A small blip ...
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mdadm - unable to reconstruct the raid1

When restarting my server, it (sometimes) fails to reconstruct my RAID-1 array (2 disks). My server, a 10-year-old computer, often changes sda into sdb or sdc which seems to annoy mdadm. When it ...
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Resizing a software RAID remotely, no LVM, / partition

I have a server that has a software RAID without LVM. That is only mdadm. There are the partitions /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2 which form /dev/md2. There is also a lot of space after both /dev/sda2 and ...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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Can you change the metadata version on an existing array?

So grub requires metadata version 0.90 I'm wondering if I can change my existing arrays to use that instead of the default which is 1.2. That way I don't have to go about a reinstall. If yes, how can ...
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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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mdadm RAID0 array recovery

I have a Linux file server with two 12-disk MD1000 disk arrays attached to a RAID controller. Unfortunately, a power blip has caused a loss of configuration data on the RAID controller and it is now ...
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lvm and hardware raid: hardware raid 5 and raid 1 in single volume group?

I have a system with pre configured hardware RAID. It has 2 disks in a RAID1 configuration. It has a further 6 disks in a RAID5 configuration. The 6 disk RAID5 is split (by the hardware) to look like ...
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What is a good new server setup [closed]

Currently we have a server with several functions: domain controller, SQL server, WSUS server, file server, print server, exchange server, backup exec And in addition we still have an old server with ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge R720 w/ PERC H710 Mini

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720. I created a virtual disk with the PERC H710 Mini BIOS Configuration Utility 4.03-0002 and configured it for RAID 1. When I then go to try to install Windows ...
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How to create Raid 10 with megacli

I have OpenFiler storage server. Without installing Windows and MSM, I want to create raid10 array from disks 2 to 21. I have already successfully installed MegaCli to OpenFiler but I'm stuck in ...
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Why I am the raid configuration tool is now allowing me to create RAID 10?

I have an older dell power edge 6800 server. I have upgraded it a bit and I want to utilize it. So I wadded some ram and some drives. it currently has 12 drives. 2 @ (146gb) 10 @ (300 gb) I ...
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How to get notified of mdadm RAID problems?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Yesterday I found a message in my mailbox saying that my server was shut down. I proceeded to reboot the system, but it didn't come up after many minutes, and I didn't ...
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Hot swapping RAID 1 from data center to office

We have a NAS in our data center that we use for backups and application data. It has the ability to have an external USB hard drive connected to it and all data can be backed up to that drive. Here ...
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hardware raid0 to software raid0

Does anyone know if it's possible to switch from a hardware based RAID0 to a software one? Have a broken raid controller (vintage, wont find it anywhere) but I know the Array is in good conditions. ...
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RAID Recovery on a QNAP TS-869U-RP

I've had my trusty QNAP NAS (T869-RU) fail on me over night with (apparently) two of the eight disks in the RAID5 MDADM array from /proc/mdstat: [/etc] # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] ...
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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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Find RAID controller under Linux [closed]

I have been trying to find the RAID controller for good purpose. I need to find the right driver that works with the RAID controller. I can assure you i have a raid system in my server, here is an ...
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Adding second RAID controller to a motherboard with onboard RAID controller [closed]

One of our server ASUS M4N78AM motherboard that comes with an onboard RAID controller. We have already utilised it and are running out of space. Would it be possible to install an additional RAID ...
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mdadm reattached a failed drive all by itself

I have 2 drives setup in mdadm mirroring (3 partitions on each drive). Last week the second drive (sdb) dropped out of the array because of some I/O errors I am still investigating. After a server ...
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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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Why can't I recover a RAID1 disk which apparently has no errors?

For several years now we run a software RAID1 on a old Gentoo box with a custom Linux 2.6.31. The RAID consists of 2 harddisk with 4 partitions each. In the last years it happend about 3-4 times that ...
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Using Seagate 3TB drives with a Dell PERC 710 - do I have to worry about align and sector size?

I'm going to setup our new server with 8 3TB HDD from Seagate. They come, as far as I know, internally with 4K sectors. I've run this past weekend some burn-in tests on the disks, before setting them ...