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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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RAID6 Ubuntu rebuild - how to calculate best parameters for fastest rebuild

I am doing a resync on a RAID6 array and I am looking at some 2 days to complete. I looked here for hints on how to speed it up, but I have, instead, managed to slow it down! HW details are: 10x 4TB ...
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RAID-5 array being split on reboot (ubuntu)

I've set up a RAID-5 array on Ubuntu 13.04 (kernel 3.8.0-27-generic) using mdadm - v3.2.5 - 18th May 2012. It appears to work fine and be in high spirits: $ cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : ...
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Installing Raid 1 on Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to install raid 1 on my new ubuntu server using software raid. My drives are 2 x 3TB I have set the format of the drives to gpt. Created 3 partitions (1mb - grub) (2gb swap) and the ...
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212 views

ZFS about 7.2% disk space is lost

I know that ZFS reserves 1.6% disk space for copy-on-write. However, I am losing more than that. I have a ubuntu server with native ubuntu-zfs installed. The server has 45 drives, each 3TB. I am ...
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124 views

Mirror two software RAID volumes

I have two software RAID volumes of differing speed and reliability on Ubuntu 12.10. I want to mirror the contents of the faster, but less reliable /dev/md0 to /dev/md1. My plan was to build a ...
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How do I preseed a simple RAID5 setup on Ubuntu Server? [closed]

I have three 2TB drives in the machine; I want a RAID5 of ~4TB capacity, and 100GB or so of swap space. No LVM, no encryption, no fanciness. This is easy to do using the interactive installer, but I'm ...
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mdadm rebooted, array missing? can't assemble?

Not sure what is going on with my Array. I rebooted ubuntu 12.04.1 and got a error on startup that fstab couldn't mount the filesystem UUID I have for my mdadm array. After running a few commands a I ...
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Software Raid mounts random partition

I have mounted Ubuntu server 12 on 2 drives with software raid. I have raid 1 on 4 partitions and raid 0 on swap. Every time I reboot the system now a different partition from the 2 appears as active ...
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1answer
414 views

Ubuntu server boot degraded raid

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a new server and set up the 4 hard drives with 3 RAID 1 devices, the configuration is such that the first two drives have md0 (swap space) and md1 (/) with the third ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server Software RAID1 - Faulty Spare - Smart Output Passed - Confused

I think I'm having an issue with one of the hard drives on my array and I'm just trying to troubleshoot what's happening. Its saying Faulty Spare and then after reboot it just says removed: ...
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Analysing Disk IO Traffic

I am running a web server (Ubuntu 11.04) that exhibits unexpected high write traffic. When the server is not supposed to write at all, the amount of write traffic is comparable to the read traffic. ...
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Determining the software RAID configuration on an Ubuntu server

I have an Ubuntu box which was installed by an admin who is not with me now. I have no information on how he configured the RAID and neither no experience on setting up a software RAID on Linux ...
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1answer
346 views

3 drives fell out of Raid6 mdadm - rebuilding?

i had an mdadm raid6 array with 13x1TB drives. Within 10 minutes 3 of these drives fell out of the array... we assume bad cable to the controller card and replaced, however now we need to get the ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu RAID5 Software Raid inactive - unable to boot into Ubuntu from non-raid drive

I have a server with 6 disks in it, 5 of which are in a RAID5 array. I came home from work today to find that the landlord had been through the house with a sparky, and the power had been reset. Now, ...
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1answer
920 views

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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1answer
761 views

Moving 4 Ubuntu software “RAID” disks to a new computer - How to make sure it works immediately?

Thinking in terms of the future, let's say I buy 4 external disks, set them up with Ubuntu Server 12.04 software RAID 1+0. Then later after some usage I want to stick them on a new computer - how do I ...
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1answer
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Configuration Tuning for PostgreSQL 9.1 PostGIS 1.5 Ubuntu 12.04 Server

My server performance is poor. At times SSH, top, and other features or commands are very slow to respond, taking several seconds or more. A query that normally takes 5 minutes can sometimes take 30 ...
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434 views

recovering data from raid1 component disk

Need to recover data from raid1 component disk using ubuntu live usb disk. The existing software raid was broken. After many attempts, I removed degraded raid setup from BIOS but ubuntu live could not ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu EC2 Raid0 Ephemeral — SSH connection after reboot

First, I launch a fresh large instance using the Elestic AMI ami-c162a9a8. Initially, I run: df -h /dev/xvda1 9.9G 814M 8.6G 9% / udev 3.7G 4.0K 3.7G 1% /dev ...
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Forgot to create a second RAID for swap partitions in Software RAID 1. Will it work?

I have a Ubuntu 11.10 headless machine setup with Software RAID 1. It has two drives, each drive has a main boot partition (sda1 & sdb1) and a small swap partition. I created a raid for the boot ...
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886 views

spares missing on ubuntu mdadm software raid 5 how to disable?

I want to understand and if it makes sense, disable the alert message I receive about spares missing on my ubuntu linux software raid 5. I used mdadm and set up a /dev/md0 raid volume made up of 3 ...
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1answer
244 views

Missing RAID 6 array + LVM volume after hard reboot

After a restart which stalled, I did a hard reboot and now mdadm can't see the RAID 6 array anymore, LVM can't find the volume which was on that raid array. I have looked into /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf, ...
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Software RAID 5 vs RAID 6 performance

I had an original software RAID 5 setup under Ubuntu 10.04.03, 3 devices, 64k chunk. Performance was acceptable: # 4GB write dd if=/dev/zero of=ddfile.big bs=1MB count=4k 4095290816 bytes (4.1 GB) ...
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Ubuntu raid - replacing drive?

I've set up software RAID1 with the latest Ubuntu version - 11.04 using two 250GB harddrives which initially worked great. Tried to unplug both and computer still started with degraded raid status - ...
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1answer
571 views

Linux fails to reassemble RAID array after disk upgrade

I have an Ubuntu (9.10) machine with 4 SATA disks. Each disk is partitioned identically, with the first few gigabytes set aside for a RAID 1 array (/dev/md0) for the boot volume, and the ...
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988 views

Software RAID, LVM, and Encryption Setup Questions

I have 4 hard drives, each with two partitions on them 10.1GB for swap and 990.1GB for the rest. I took this and set up two MD devices with RAID10, one for the set of 4 swap partitions and one for ...
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3answers
552 views

Active Drives and Spare Drives (RAID10)

I'm setting up software RAID on Ubuntu Server 10.04; specifically RAID10. It's asking for the number of active devices for the array and the number of spare devices. I know RAID10 is two mirrored ...
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1answer
230 views

Create superblock for software raid-5 array

I have created a raid 5 array with mdadm. I created partitions on all five of the disks created a raid-5 array with mdadm on these five partitions). Everything seems fine however when i try to mount ...
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1answer
923 views

Encrypted LVM on RAID1 - Failure testing, manual mount

We have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server set up with LVM running on top of disk encryption, which runs on top of a RAID1 volume comprised of two physical SATA disks. The configuration looks like this: ...
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2answers
330 views

Sources of bottleneck for Linux RAID5 software array

I created a 7-drive RAID5 array with mdadm and put LVM2 on the array should I want to expand it in the future. I formatted as XFS. I basically followed this tutorial line for line: Easy to expand ...
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1answer
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mdadm on ubuntu 10.04 - raid5 of 4 disks, one disk missing after reboot

I'm having a problem with the raid array in a server (Ubuntu 10.04). I've got a raid5 array of 4 disks - sd[cdef], created like this: # partition disks parted /dev/sdc mklabel gpt parted /dev/sdc ...
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1answer
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Linux software RAID that uses system RAM for write cache

Is it possible to configure software RAID 5 on linux that uses system RAM for write cache? I have a file server with 8GB of RAM ... would be really cool if I could dedicate 4GB to write cache. If ...
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How to know which Sata Channel my dev/sd* associated with

Just in case for me (and others) when a software raid 5 degraded, how do I know which Sata Channel my dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. associated with, so that we can replace them properly?
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How do I stop and repair a RAID 5 array that has failed and has I/O pending?

The short version: I have a failed RAID 5 array which has a bunch of processes hung waiting on I/O operations on it; how can I recover from this? The long version: Yesterday I noticed Samba access ...
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1answer
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How to disable automatic and forced fsck on disks in a linux software raid?

This is the /etc/fstab entry of a raid system /dev/md4 that is controlled with mdadm and webmin on an ubuntu 10.04 64 server: /dev/md4 /mnt/md4 ext3 ...
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624 views

Software RAID vs Hardware RAID

I need more info about RAID. I have a 1U server from Dell R210 with an onboard RAID controller, which I am not able to get to work with Ubuntu install, so I setup a software RAID on Ubuntu. My ...
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1answer
473 views

MDADM Array Being Limited to 2.0TB

I have an MDADM array with four 1TB disks in a RAID5 configuration. Here's the relevant part of mdadm --detail /dev/md1: Version : 00.90 Raid Level : raid5 Array Size : 2929537920 ...
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How to disable software raid (mdadm)?

I have two 500GB hard disk that were in a software RAID1 on a gentoo distribution. Now I have put the on an Ubuntu Server 10.10 and they still want to be in a RAID. How do I disable the RAID. sudo ...
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Boot Debian while RAID array is degraded

Recently, I came across Ubuntu Server install. During install, it asked me whether or not to allow booting system from degraded RAID array (probably because I installed system onto RAID1 /dev/md0 ...
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1answer
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How to install Ubuntu server on a Dell R210 with S100 raid controller

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on a R210 with a S100 raid controller. It's a software controlled RAID, and it's not recognized in Ubuntu. So I guess I have to disable it and use the software raid ...
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2answers
374 views

move Ubuntu to RAID

I have an Ubuntu Server up and running on LVM2 partition. My motherboard supports RAID 0 and 1. I bought new, second HDD, the same as the system one. I want to set up RAID mirroring to ensure my data ...
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1answer
571 views

PCI-E 2.0 x8 SAS/SATA RAID controllers recommendations for Ubuntu 10.04?

What RAID controllers are there that meet the following? Works out of the box with good performance with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS PCI-E 2.0 x4 or x8 Support for 8 or more SATA/SAS 6Gb/s drives Enough ...
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Should I use SW RAID / setting up RAID on HP Proliant server with Ubuntu

I have looked at a number of messages regarding software vs. hardware RAID here on SF but can't figure out which one I should use. The server I'm installing is HP Proliant ML330 G6 and the RAID ...
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2answers
494 views

ubuntu raid problem - different arrays configured, defferent mounted

I've just finished setting up my new ubuntu server 10.4 machine, with 2x500 GB SATA disks - which I intended to configure in raid1; specifically, that's what I did during the instalation process: ...
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How are RAID device names detected at boot on Ubuntu 10.04

When I boot my ubuntu 10.04 server It only partially detects the drives as an inactive raid array with a funny name "md_d1". I have to stop and remove this 'device' every time and then add the new ...
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508 views

Should I worry about the integrity of my linux software RAID5 after a crash or kernel panic?

I have a dual core Intel i5 Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS system running kernel 2.6.32-22-server #33-Ubuntu SMP with three 1TB SATA hard drives set up in a RAID5 array using linux md devices. I have read ...
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Hard drive device names are different from one reboot to another in Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu machine (10.04 but had the same problem in 8.04) with a bunch of drives that I use as a file server: 1 SATA that I boot off of 2 IDE in RAID1 2 SATA in RAID1 The problem is the ...
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Ubuntu Server Hotswap RAID 1: Hardware or Software?

I'm building new servers for a project I'm working on. They will all run Ubuntu Server x64 (10.04 soon) and require a RAID 1 hotswap configuration (just two drives) to minimize downtime. I'm not ...
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RAID5 and persistent write-intent bitmaps

I have a Ubuntu 8.10 software RAID5 setup that uses 4 active disks and 1 spare. The spare disk has three partitions, one of which is devoted to the spare function. I am using a second partition on ...