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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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4answers
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how to find a not formatted hard disk on linux

My server has 2 hard disks. One very limited of around 500 GB and another NOT FORMATTED of more than 1 TB. I need to find this second disk to format it (and eventually mount it to my Red Hat 6 ...
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1answer
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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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4answers
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How to check HDD health in Linux

I am facing issue with my HDD and I need to know what is the command or application to check the Health of the HDD in LINUX REDHAT
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2answers
436 views

Testing a production hard hard / debugging high I/O Load

I've been getting a lot of high load lately on this server more so then it should for what little is on this system. Seems like just the simplest stuff using the disk like a YUM update will spike the ...
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1answer
460 views

Hotplug area too small error

I have VM running under RHEL6, which is running under HyperV. It has a lot of important soft installed, but does not have suffocating workload (~10% CPU is used). It's been really unstable recently ...
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Why am I getting “Input/output error during read on /dev/sda” during a CentOS text-mode installation?

I'm trying to install CentOS 5.7 on an HP Proliant DL380 G5 (with an HP P400 Smart Array RAID controller) and am getting the following error during the text mode installer: ERROR: pdc: reading ...
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Why would a diskless boot linux box stop seeing local hard drives?

A little background... I work on a system that uses PXE booting for the majority of the nodes. Several of these nodes have local hard drives that are used for persistent storage of data needed for ...
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How to make a clone of a HD using RHEL 5.4?

We're using RHEL 5.4 and need to clone some hard drives. What would be a good (or "correct") way to do this? I'd like to avoid using dd if I can, since that's somewhat slow. (If that's the only ...
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Slow disk reads on RHEL 5.3 [closed]

I recently installed RHEL 5.3 on my desktop from Ubuntu and I'm getting some extremely slow disk reads and I haven't been able to fix the problem. I'm using a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820AS but ...