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MDADM not showing RAID5?

I own a Blackarmor NAS 440. I set up 4 brand new 3TB Seagate drives in RAID 5. It has been working fine for ~2 years, until this July. HDD3 failed. I requested a replacement under warranty, and ...
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How do I list which drives are part of each RAID array?

I have a linux software RAID using md. I want to list all of my RAID arrays and each hard drive attached to them. Is there an easy way to do that?
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Software RAID0 on ephemeral storage for Server 2008 on boot

I have a c3.large instance which I would like to run the two ephemeral drives in a striped raid configuration. I am able to do this via command line and the disk management msc, but I have not been ...
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Software RAID 10 not any faster than s/w RAID 5 on Ubuntu 14.04 box, why?

We are doing some tests on a new database server with 4 x 240 GB SSD disks. From what I have read RAID 10 should be faster than RAID 5 with the same "one-disk loss ok" redundancy. However when ...
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Improve read performance on ext4 on Centos with software raid1? [duplicate]

I'm running a number of MongoDB nodes on dedicated servers running Centos6. Each machine has two SSDs which I have in Raid1 with two logical partitions: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Problems after degraded software-raid

After a harddisk-crash the server will start from "secondary-plex" - but becomes unusable: -> Boot -> Login as Administrator -> Desktop is ready -> Try something to open: nothing will work and the ...
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When does a Raid restore redundancy after a broken sector is flagged as defective?

What happens when I flag a sector on a hdd in a RAID setup as `defective (GLIST) ? Will the data be written to the replacement sector right away or does this depend on the actual setup/settings ...
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Is there a way to force a TRIM in a Windows 2012 Software RAID array?

I have a Windows 2012 server configured with two SSD under a Software RAID 1 (controlled by Windows), under that configuration the optimization tool is not supported. Is the TRIM still ...
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How can I coax RHEL / CentOS / SL 7 into booting normally with degraded software RAID 1

I set up a new server (my first with this version of Linux). I installed a pair of 160 GB blank SATA HDDs (one Seagate and one WDC, but with exactly the same number of LBA sectors) in an old machine, ...
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Reconfigure (software-RAID) array for more space

I have: Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and 2 VMs x6 hard drives 500 GB capacity in software-RAID array (Window's Storage Spaces) for VM storage, x1 SSD boot drive for server host OS (and VM page ...
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Filesystem (or another use) for totally unreliable, old hard disks on a Linux system [closed]

I've got a couple of disks lying around which are small in capacity and old enough to be considered spinning spinning rust, my gut instinct is to not trust them, but the damn things still work. ...
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Disk Management showing all disks failed and extra spots after replacing a disk

Hello I work for a small company and one of our departments backs up all of their data onto a HP NAS with 4 x 3TB HDDS in a software RAID5 configuration running windows 7 64bit. We recently had one of ...
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Debian server not booting after software RAID-1 array degraded

So I have a Debian 7 server with 3 hard drives. Its RAID-1 is basically configured this way: md0: sda1, sdb1 --> / (root) md1: sda5, sdc1 + sdb5 (spare) --> /data (sdc1 is on a SSD, and sda5 is ...
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Rebuilding raid1 array fails device busy

I had a hard disk fail on my server, so I got the provider to replace the hard disk. Unfortunately I forgot to do mdadm /dev/mdX --fail /dev/sdaY for the disks. Now after a reboot, I get this: ...
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mdadm RAID6 to RAID60

Is it easy to convert a RAID6 to a RAID60? Right now, I have an 8-drive RAID6. I'm looking to upgrade to a 3U 16-bay system and thinking of having a 16-drive RAID60. Is it possible to move my ...
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Raid 1 across 3 partitions, what does it mean?

I see a server with this kind of configuration. What does it mean? # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sda1[0] sdc1[2] sdb1[1] 48827264 blocks super 1.0 [3/3] [UUU] ...
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Can Windows Storage Spaces Mirror use 5 HDD in JBOD?

I have a 5 disk USB 3.0 enclosure (JBOD configuration, Windows see's 5 physical disks) with a max of 4TB per disk. I want to make a Windows Storage Spaces in mirrored mode (all data written to 2 ...
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Setting up a bootable multi-device (RAID 1) using Linux Software RAID

I'm trying to setup a bootable software RAID that will contain the root filesystem and boot up Linux Mint Qiana. It will be used to run a few graphical monitoring applications in a small datacenter, ...
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Disabling damaged RAID 1 to read from healthy HDD

One of the HDDs in my software RAID 1 on a dedicated server is damaged. The customer support is slow to respond. I would like to transfer all data I need to another server, but file access is ...
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Windows 2008 R2 server software RAID-5

After one of the reboots (normal one after windows update) Windows 2008 R2 marks software RAID-5 disks (OS-Based) as "Invalid". RAID structure is intact - I can see it via R-STUDIO. All data are OK ...
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LVM RAID10 “Won't be synchronised” - What does it mean?

I was creating an LVM RAID 10 across 4 physical volumes (each 3TB) when I got the following error message: WARNING: New raid10 won't be synchronised. Don't read what you didn't write! My googling ...
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MDADM remove drive during recovery

I would like to know that can I remove a drive during a recovery process from a RAID1 array: What happend is that SDD had bad sectors, I removed it with mdadm --manage /dev/md0 --fail /dev/sdd1 ...
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Configuring RAID1 on HP Proliant Microserver N54L / Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I've bought a N54L and fitted two 3GB drives. Keen to get set up with RAID1. BIOS: SATA controller mode set to "RAID" RAID Option ROM utility: both physical drives set up as one logical drive When ...
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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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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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RAID 10 and LVM

I have just setup a new SolusVM Xen Node at my DC. I asked them to install CentOS6 with Software RAID 10 and 100GB to root then the remainder to an LVM group for Xen. All in Software RAID 10. The ...
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Sizing of journal disks with Microsoft Storage Spaces parity volume

I'm currently speccing out a new backup server. It's going to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Direct Attached Storage, and I'm considering using Storage Spaces rather than using a RAID card. ...
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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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mkfs on raw software raid device or partition

I am making a huge RAID10 device (8 TB) for storage on CentOS. I have created the 4 partitions on my 4 physical hard disks and have created the raid device /dev/md2 out of those 4 partitions. Now ...
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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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Windows software RAID 1 with EFI bootloader on both disks

I have a Windows Server 2008r2 with two HDDs installed. The main partition, which has Windows installation on it, is mirrored between the two disks. The problem is, this is a UEFI machine, and EFI ...
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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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Windows software RAID 1: how to identify which drive failed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 set as RAID 1. Recentely it changed to "Failed Redudancy". How do I know which disk failed? Should I try to resync the array before replacing the disk? If so, what is ...
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Linux RAID 1: How to make a secondary HD boot?

I have the following RAID 1 on a Centos 6.5 server: # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[3] 974713720 blocks super 1.0 [2/1] [_U] bitmap: 7/8 pages [28KB], ...
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Reassemble RAID 1 array from old system

I recently upgraded my OS from RHEL 5 to 6. To do so, I installed the new OS on new disks, and I want to mount the old disks. The old disks are listed as /dev/sdc and sdd in the new system, they were ...
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Is there a way to check softraid validity on OpenBSD?

I have more than two very old HDDs in a softraid(4) RAID1 mirroring discipline on OpenBSD. It looks like some of the underlying physical drives may be seeing some I/O errors; but prior to a complete ...
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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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How do I update the boot environment after software mirroring a Server 2012 R2 OS Volume

I have a single physical server running Windows Server 2012 R2 My original config was a single 240Gb SSD for O/S and two larger spindles for Data storage. On installation, Windows placed 'System ...
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Software-RAID with ext4 but without 64bit support

last year I set up a Software-RAID5 with 5x3TB yielding 12TB of usable capacity. Just today, needing more storage, I have finished growing the RAID to two more 3TB disks: Personalities : [linear] ...
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How to copy RAID 1 HDDs from one server to another Identical server

I have one IBM X3100M4, type 2582 windows server and having 2 x 500 GB HDDs in RAID Copy. Now brought new server and having blank HDDs. How can I copy RAID HDDs from Old server to new server? I have ...
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Missing partition from RAID 0 array - what can be recovered?

System is Fedora Linux, there is RAID 0 array set up via mdadm that have bound together partitions /dev/sda4 and /dev/sdb4. Lately, /dev/sdb failed and became unreadable. Naturally, I started ...
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Raid1+0: create stripe over two /dev/mdx on partition or not?

Given that I haven't found a way to define how a Raid10 is created with mdadm, i went the Raid1+0 solution. How to display/define Mirror/Stripping pairs with mdadm mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 ...
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Use old raid drive as boot device without data loss

There were two disks in sw-raid. There were /dev/md1 as swap, /dev/md2 as boot and a /dev/md3 with ext4. The sw-raid was disabled by stopping and removing mdadm and then zeroing the superblock on ...
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How to display/define Mirror/Stripping pairs with mdadm

I want to make a standard linux software Raid10 over 4 HDD. The server has 4HDDs, 2 pairs from different vendors in order to avoid batch problems. I want to have the mirror over two different ...
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What steps should I take to best attempt to recover a failed software raid5 setup?

My raid has failed, and I'm not sure what the best steps to take are in order to best attempt to recover it. I've got 4 drives in a raid5 configuration. It seems as if one has failed (sde1), but md ...
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Upgrade Raid 1 to Raid 0+1 and bootloader issue

I am trying to convert my current RAID 1 to RAID0+1 and facing issue in installing bootloader - please have a look what i am doing. My current configuration is RAID1(2*10GB): [root@localhost ~]# ...
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Redundancy: LVM+mdadm or LVM internal RAID

The task is to create LVM storage for virtual machine images. So LVM will be used in any case. There are two ways LVM providing redundancy: block mirroring lvcreate -m 1 --mirrorlog mirrored -n ...
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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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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 ...