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How to tell mdadm to use a partition as/instead of a block-device?

I have four 500GB disks which were set up as a Linux Software-RAID 5 volume during the Debian install (next to the system drive which is a SSD). One of the drives (sda) went bad and now I am trying to ...
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How/When to physically remove a failing harddrive after replacing it in a Linux RAID?

I have a Linux software RAID-1 with mdadm. Similar to this question ("How to safely replace a not-yet-failed disk in a Linux RAID5 array?"), I want to replace a disk in a the raid. My question might ...
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Windows Server 2012 Software RAID 1 with dynamic disks; mirror two drives to one larger

Lets say I have 3 SSDs: 1.) 120 GB, 1 Partition 2.) 128 GB, 1 Partition 3.) 250 GB, Mirror Is it possible to mirror both the partition from SSD 1 and SSD 2 to the large third SSD? Such that the ...
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Invalid Disk error after resize/move partition on Dynamic Disk

I used MiniTool ver 9.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have 3 WD HDD disks 2Tb each and 2 Intel SSD 75Gb each. I have 2 software RAIDs: 3 HDD are part of RAID5 and 2 SSD are part of RAID1. Windows is ...
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postfix SMTP outgoing gateway server, Software RAID1 vs RAID1 + RAID 0 on 2 disks

I have this old smtp server that is currently running Windows 2003 and with EOL I want to move it to something that will continue to get security upgrades but at same time I want to improve ...
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Is a partition necessary when using RAID?

I have configured raid1 on two of my disks. I am not using a partition, because I want to use the entire disk. Is this correct? The command lsblk produces the following output for my disks: sdc ...
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RAID1: approx performance difference of 3 active vs. 2 + spare?

My question concerns only Linux software RAID ("md"). I'm going to set up a RAID1 array with three devices. I need to choose between using the third disk as a spare or as an active member of the ...
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Diagnose RAID utilisation on a failed drive

I am facing a problem on a server I didn't install, the former guy isn't here anymore to explain me anything. Some processes crashed due to what seems to be a disk failure, so I searched in the logs ...
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Mounting degraded RAID

I've finally managed to assemble my RAID10 array again. I'm hoping there might now be a way through this. (There is history, if anyone is interested). I'm now getting: # cat /proc/mdstat ...
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mdadm, RAID5 all disks marked as spare, won't start

RAID5 config with mdadm and 4 disks After some incidents, eg one of the drives was lost, had to reboot the server and rebuild the array, my raid is in a funny situation cat /proc/mdstat ...
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Mount a NTFS Raid0 disk under linux debian

In my new laptop I have a a RAID 0 configuration with a normal disk and a smaller SSD drive. I have removed the dvd bay and replaced the dvd player with a 256 GB SSD drive where I run linux debian. I ...
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Disk goes read-only after disabling RAID 1

I am not so expert in Linux. We have a computer (working as server) with Ubuntu 10.10. It has 2 RAID 1+0 hard disks. Today one of the hard disks failed, so we removed it, and disabled it by mdadm ...
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MD RAID Array Often Starts Without All Drives

I find that, when I start/restart my system, my MD array often doesn't start with all of the drives even though the device-names haven't changed at all. I'll have to stop the array and reassemble it, ...
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Can I stripe 2 volumes on the operating system drive?

I'm new to system administration and I'm not really sure if this is possible. Our server supports up to 4 x 2 TB drives. We need a drive larger than 2TB for a particular use. We also need redundancy ...
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Software RAID 1 does not extend on two new additional drives

I added two new devices two my software RAID 1 system. They are recognized by mdadm but I can't use the addition space. Here is how I proceed: I added the two new disk to my PC and created on each ...
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How to run fsck on software raid's real hard disks?

When and how should this be run? Is it better to boot from a DVD-ROM and run fsck on each real hard drive? Or can this be done automatically after X number of mounts?
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Remove a drive from a 2-drive RAID 5 array using version 1.2 metadata?

My situation is nearly identical to "How to remove a drive from a non-standard 2-drive RAID 5 array?", except my 2 TB RAID5 is using mdadm super block version 1.2. According to the best answer, ...
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Soft raid 1 slow (disk fail?)

I am running a server with Software Raid 1 and it is used solely for backup purposes using Idera/R1Soft. The last few days, the backups have been generated extremely slowly, so I am starting to wonder ...
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How to add a harddisk back in raid10 array?

I have a harddisk that is out of raid array. I wanted to create the partition table on sda basesd on the sdb table and I issued this command: sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb --force I know ...
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One drive in Centos software raid 1 array keeps disappearing

I have a pair of HP DL320e servers identically configured with 2 x WD Red 6TB drives in a software raid 1 array. # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md126 : active raid1 sda3[2] sdb3[1] ...
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How do I prevent Windows from presenting software RAID discs as a single volume?

Here's my issue: I had a server's software RAID fail. I don't believe it's the hard drives, as they are brand new RE drives from Western Digital and the RAID software said that 2 dives had failed. ...
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Software Raid: Array inconsistent state

I'm running software raid 1 with md on debian distro. One of the disks has failed, but not all of the raid arrays were at that time in a "fail" state. In order to bring them also in a fail state (in ...
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Unable to install grub to software Raid array in Ubuntu

How do you ensure Grub is properly installed on a software RAID array in Ubuntu? I have a failed RAID array on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. When I first tried booting it, the Grub screen came up, but ...
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CoreOS on software RAID with EXT4 filesystem

I'm currently thinking about installing the CoreOS on a bare-metal server with two disks I want to put in a software RAID1. The latest CoreOS is now using EXT4 as their default filesystem and I'm ...
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How to diagnose RAID drive showing incorrect size

I have a software RAID1 array on Ubuntu 14.04. Each drive has 1TB, for a logical size of 500GB. Suddenly, one drive started reporting it only had 4.1GB and I can no longer run any SMART self tests on ...
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How to fix destroyed software RAID after Ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded a headless server from Ubuntu 12 to 14 following the built-in do-release-upgrade script. It seemed to run fine until I rebooted, and was left with an unusable machine. After the grub ...
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mdadm 3-way RAID 1 - good solution for guaranteed 2-drive failure tolerance?

Is a 3-way RAID1 using mdadm a good solution to be able to sustain any two drives failing without the RAID failing? I know this costs extra in the sense of only being able to use 1/3 of the disk ...
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What are the Pros & Cons of Software RAID vs Hardware RAID of 4xSSD(512Gig) in RAID10?

I'm getting this server: Supermicro SuperServer 6018R-TDW It comes with this motherboard: Supermicro X10DDW-i I've decided going with 4xSSD(512Gb) in a RAID10. My server is busy with a demanding ...
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mdadm: activating spare and removing 'removed' disks

I added 1 disk to my raid array, started reshaping, and then remembered that I forgot to partition the drive. So I partitioned and readded the disk. I'd like to get rid of that 'removed' and activate ...
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Are my disks failing and causing high load on linux?

Today I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on Linux Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS server. Everything went fine. Four hours later monitoring tools alerted me that disk I/O is overloaded. I/O wait has ...
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mdadm: drive replacement shows up as spare and refuses to sync

Prelude I had the following devices in my /dev/md0 RAID 6: /dev/sd[abcdef] The following drives were also present, unrelated to the RAID: /dev/sd[gh] The following drives were part of a card reader ...
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In a software RAID1, why does tune2fs -c 0 /dev/sda1 not throw an error but change is not seen in tune2fs -l /dev/sda1?

The Title pretty much says it all. Turn off mount count fsck seems to succeed: tune2fs -c 0 /dev/sda1 tune2fs -c 1 /dev/md0 But listing out via tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 shows mount count is set back ...
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Recover data from OpenBSD softraid down to a single disk

I'm currently very desperate: I have a 3TB WD Red disk that I need to extract data from. This was part of a softraid on an OpenBSD 5.6 machine. I was in the process of migrating to a zfs on linux ...
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How to fsck a partition that is part of a software Raid that again is part of a LVM volume group?

The faulty partition is /dev/sdb3. from /proc/mdstat: md2 : active raid1 sda3[2] 2896184639 blocks super 1.2 [2/1] [U_] says /etc/fstab: # /dev/md/2 belongs to LVM volume group 'vg0' ...
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XenServer 6.5 Software Raid

I try to install XenServer 6.5 with Software-RAID 1 at my home lab. With XenServer 6.2 this setup ran stable for a few months (at the same hardware). XenServer 6.5 installation went smoothly and ...
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Disk I/O at limit with software raid

whenever I use rm or cp on a bigger file structure the disk i/o is going up to the top, but not with the focus on cp or rm, it is the software raid sync. My knowledge in this area is limited. The ...
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Repairing RAID6 with two drive issues mdadm

I have had two disk failures on my RAID6 array. I have added two new disks and did the following: I ran mdadm /dev/md1 --remove on the two disks I set up my RAID on the 1st partition of each disk ...
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Best way to RAID 4 x Intel SSD 910 for PostgreSQL

I have a Linux (debian/ubuntu) server with 4 x Intel SSD 910 800GB pcie that I need to RAID together. The biggest problem with these card is that they give you 4x200GB drives that you cant ...
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Migrating linux (madm) RAID1 (mirror) to something else?

I have 2x 3TB in a mirrored RAID 1 volume. I would like to extend this to a 4x drive volume. I'd like to have 1 disk for redundancy. I'm no IO/RAID expert, or madm come to that, but know enough to ...
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How to migrate RAID-6 from 5 disks to 4 disks while increasing disk sizes

I am having a quite complex problem and while I found solutions to individual steps (and already applied some of them in different contexts), I am not quite sure on how to do the whole procedure ...
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Is it possible to update stripe-width on an existing, and used, ext4 fs?

I have a RAID 5 with 5 3TB drives (8 in few weeks), on a Debian. There is only one ext4 partition on it, using all the space available. Actually, due to origins of the RAID (4 drives), the ext4 fs ...
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Linux soft RAID6 how to identify last failing drive [duplicate]

I have a RAID6 array that had been neglected, and just had the third drive fail. I want to do a ddrescue of the last drive to fail to try to recover the RAID, however I don't know how to identify ...
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Raid-5 Linux Software array, 3 drives “removed”

I have a raid array with several drives marked as removed. I want to add them back in, but am not sure how to do so. [root@tera2 ~]# mdadm --detail /dev/md3 /dev/md3: Version : 1.2 ...
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One disk of a software RAID10 was repartitioned. What to do?

I have a software array in one machine root@c ~# mdadm --query --detail /dev/md0 /dev/md0: Version : 0.90 Creation Time : Mon Mar 17 10:22:38 2014 Raid Level : raid10 Array Size : ...
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SW ZFS vs. HW RAID controller

I run a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE webserver, and I have 2 sata HDD on a HW RAID1 controller, but when I installed the OS, it won't do it on a ZFS filesystem (for mirroring as I intended to) but I was ...
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Not sure how to change primary partition size and add a new partition on a software RAID1 using mdadm, as well as parted or fdisk?

I'm trying to create a /data partition to run drbd. However the drbd guide only shows steps for an fdisk on a normal disk, and not mdadm software raid. So I have sda3/sdb3, which are holding ...
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LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i & RAID1 (mirroring) on ZFS filesystem

Exist any incompatibility between an existing virtual drive created on LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i SAS/SATA Controller with RAID1 and the ZFS filesystem? I tried to make mirror(2xSATA HDD 300Gb) on freebsd ...
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3disk in raid 1 using half/half

Im using a mdadm software raid system on my new server which runs 3x120GB ssd drives. Currently, this is the preinstalled configuration that came with the server cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : ...
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Ubuntu Software RAID 1 with NTFS weird volumes on RAID Array

I'm trying to mirror two secondary 2TB HDDs with RAID 1 with 1 big NTFS partition and am coming cross something that looks weird to me, although it could just be my complete ignorance because this is ...
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Recovering a RAID5 with 2 disks out of the array

I don't want to approach this in a trial-and-error manner as I know this is the best thing to do if I want to loose my data. I have a server with 4*2TB disks in RAID5 (yes I know it's not wise) on a ...