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mdadm grow operation giving nonstop libata errors

Running Debian 7, mdadm 3.2.5. I issued a command to grow a 5 disk, 3 spare raid 5 array to an 8 disk, 0 spare raid 6 array: mdadm --grow /dev/md0 --level=6 --raid-devices=8 ...
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hba for software raid

In a software raid environment, is HBA failure the same as a hardware RAID controller failure? Do you still have to find the same model HBA to put into a different server in order for the drives to ...
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RAID1 on existing CentOS6 Install

I have two 500GB hard drives in my server. Currently, there is no RAID configured, but CentOS6 is installed (as a bare install for now). Is it possible to set up a software RAID-1 so that both drives ...
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Path of md device wrong after reboot

I have to set up a software raid (level1) on a Ubuntu server 12.04. It should serve files in the network via Samba. The server has the following disks: 250gb Sata hdd (Ubuntu is installed on that ...
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Linux: How to restore data from failed disk from software raid

I have a disk failure in software RAID (1) and marked a broken disk as fault (mdadm --manage /dev/md0 --fail /dev/sda1). Unfortunately I destroyed data on the second disk after that. Is it possible to ...
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ZRAID1 pool size bigger than expected

I have 3x 4TB drives for a ZRAID1 config (single parity drive) After running zpool create data zraid1 sdb sdc sdd I have a volume that's 10.9T in size, which is what I would expect from a stripe ...
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Replace a slowly dying drive in Linux software raid5

I have the same problem as in Can I "atomically" swap a raid5 drive in Linux software raid? i.e. a Linux software raid with 3 RAID5 disks where one disk is showing smart errors but isn't ...
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Recoving from a software RAID 5 disk failure

I'm putting together a cheap NAS box and I've read some articles about raid5 not being as robust as I'd imagined. I wanted to get some answers to the following questions before I proceed. I'm ...
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Various problems with software raid1 array built with Samsung 840 Pro SSDs

I am bringing to ServerFault a problem that is tormenting me for 6+ months. I have a CentOS 6 (64bit) server with an md software raid-1 array with 2 x Samsung 840 Pro SSDs (512GB). Problems: ...
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What is the correct way to create new raid5 in Linux?

I added some new disks, and tried to create new array, using: mdadm --create /dev/md/2 --level=5 -x 0 --raid-devices=4/dev/sd{a,b,c,g}2 It creates the array, but after reboot - it's gone. What ...
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Server 2012 (R2) - mirroring the boot drive… what is the state?

I struggle to find modern documentation here. So far we have been booting our servers from the main RAID controllers. Worked nice, but not we get the first of a new generation that hs in the back 2 ...
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Raid0 assemble disk again?

Our server recently suffered a disk failure, so our hosting provider put a new Disk in with CentOS so we can login and see if we can recover the data. We had 2 x 120 GB SSD drives in software RAID0 ...
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Sharing an EC2/EBS RAID10 Array using NFS

I created a 10 disks RAID10 using EBS on AWS EC2 using mdadm on a ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS instance. Let's call this instance A. It works fine and I can create files and folders perfectly in the volume. I ...
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Slow software raid with SSDs

We have moved a web application with an Oracle database to a new server because the old one was dying. The old server had two mirrored hard discs plus a separate non-mirrored SSD for the Oracle ...
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Convert Raid 1 to Raid 10 with no new disks

I just got a new remote root-access server with 2 1TB disks in a Raid 1 configuration, running Debian (squeeze). Before installing my stuff on it, I'd like to switch to Raid 10 if I can. All the ...
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How to increase disk write-speed for SSD RAID10 array?

I've had no luck searching how to setup writeback cache on a RAID10 setup using mdadm software RAID. I'm trying to set this up for a 4x256Gb Samsung 830 SSD setup which only has 400Mb/s write speed... ...
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Does the built-in CentOS software RAID distribute writes?

Will I see a write performance increase going from single disk to CentOS Software RAID10? Any industry estimates on the % increase?
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How to get email alert if one of raid 1 disks fails?

I need to know how can I get email alert if one of raid 1 disks fail to work/crashes. I have CentOS 6.4 64bits, software raid. I did some mistake folowing this tutorial, because it was a bottom note ...
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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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Dell T110 II Server 2008 R2 Installation

I have a Dell T110 II with 2 1TB drives in raid 1 using the S100 on board raid. When I load Server 2008 R2 it says, "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the ...
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How to mount Soft RAID in centOS

My dedicated server crashes. I've rebooted it in rescue mode and want to mount to see the log and/or fix the boot file. I've CentOS and soft RAID. How do I mount soft RAID? Following are the details: ...
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Remake SW RAID1 from a new HDD and an old HDD with bad blocks

I have a SW RAID1 and I just replaced /dev/sda with a new HDD as the old one failed. Now, upon trying to recreate the RAID array I discovered that the "good" HDD (/dev/sdb) has bad blocks with prevent ...
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Saving data on a failing software RAID 1 setup

My CentOS 6 server is running a software RAID 1 configuration with two 1 TB disks. Yesterday trouble started happening when the server was very irresponsive. I checked the logs and noticed a whole ...
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Software RAID for a petabyte storage array [closed]

I'm trying to build my first personal storage area network (flexible downtime, speed is not a priority) to hit 1 petabyte on a budget, and am considering a modification of the Backblaze pod as the ...
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erased md0, md1 and can't recreate them

I previously had a working RAID 1 array. I think as a result of running grub-install /dev/sdb and grub-install /dev/sdc I somehow wiped my computer of md0 and md1. I need to set them up again. When ...
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How to boot after RAID failure (software RAID)?

Previously I had a software raid set up using (mdadm) of drives sda and sdb. sdb failed and the only way to reboot the system was by unplugging the second hard drive. Now I've added fresh sdb and sdc ...
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Restructuring RAID Array (Windows Storage Spaces)

Our current production server has 6 hd's in a RAID 10 array. Technically it's not RAID, but the new Windows Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2012 (think software-RAID). These six are used for ...
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Creating raid1 array with mdadm cuts space

I'm trying to create RAID1 mirrored disks on already deployed system (CentOS 6.4). I have two disks: source /dev/sda with the OS and /dev/sdb which will be the mirror. The disks are connected from ...
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HDD in RAID failure?

I received some alerts from mdadm. Further checking seem to indicate that some HDD's may be damaged. Could you please verify that? There is two SCSI drives which should work in RAID1 This is an ...
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Using software-RAID vs “firmware”-RAID (a.k.a. FakeRAID) [closed]

We recently bought a tower server on which I want to install Debian. I thought the device had hardware RAID, as I could see a BIOS screen. As it turns out, it's still a software RAID. When I configure ...
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Linux RAID5 Optimal Chunk Size

I bring up, yet again, the ever-present question of how to best optimize disk structures. In my organization, we have a 14TB Linux software RAID array dedicated to storing backups made using Symantec ...
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RAID 5 with two failed devices

I have a software RAID 5 with 6 devices and one of them needs to be rebuilt. Until now, everything is OK. But, while the disk is rebuilt, it was found bad sectors on another disk and is being marked ...
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How to grow mdadm RAID5 into degraded state?

mdadm - v3.2.5 - 18th May 2012 Currently have: Version : 1.2 Creation Time : Tue Jun 25 19:03:31 2013 Raid Level : raid5 Array Size : 2930135040 (2794.39 GiB 3000.46 GB) Used ...
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Linux software raid fails to include one device for one RAID1 array

One of my four Linux software raid arrays drops one of its two devices when I reboot my system. The other three arrays work fine. I am running RAID1 on kernel version 2.6.32-5-amd64. Every time I ...
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Safe filesystem encryption using mdadm and cryptsetup in EC2

I need to safely store some encrypted information in EC2. For this purpose, I'd like to encrypt a filesystem on my EBS drives to ensure that third-parties won't be able to poke around in my data. ...
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Major issues with fsck of 10TB ext3 RAID 6 (memory allocation failed, etc.)

I recently added a 7th 2TB drive to a linux md software RAID 6 setup. After md finished reshaping the array from 6 to 7 drives (from 8 to 10TB), I was still able to mount the file system without ...
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What happens to missed writes after a zpool clear?

I am trying to understand ZFS' behaviour under a specific condition, but the documentation is not very explicit about this so I'm left guessing. Suppose we have a zpool with redundancy. Take the ...
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Performance of Linux software raid-1 across SSD and HDD (partitions)

How does Linux software raid-1 work across disks of dissimilar performance. Would a raid-1 across ssd and hdd partitions give me a mirror of the ssd contents while not impacting the read speed? I ...
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100% packets dropped on first RX queue on 3/5 raid6 iSCSI NAS devices using intel igb (resolved)

Edit : The issue is resolved. The Queues in question have been used for Flow Control Packets. Why the igb driver propagated FC packets up to have them dropped (and counted) is another question. But ...
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RAID1: Can I do 'write-mostly' in hardware (LSI type cards) so Drive A: 100% READ and WRITE and Drive B: ONLY WRITE?

The Google hammer has failed me, so I turn to this august body for help :-) I'm interested in doing SSD/HDD RAID1 pairs using the principle of 'write-mostly' as available in Linux's software RAID ...
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Attempt recovery of MDADM RAID, on images created with dd

I have a software RAID5 array with 4 + 1 disks in which 2 of the disks have failed. I'm hoping that with some percussive maintenance, I might get one of the failed disks working again long enough to ...
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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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Implementing Linux fstrim on SSD with software md-raid

I'm currently building a new Ubuntu 13.04 server with 2 256GB SSDs in a raid mirror to run a MariaDB instance. We typically place LVM on top of dm-crypt encryption on top of an md raid 1 array, but ...
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How to mount parition in from a working driver in RAID1

One of hard drives in array is dead, I'm unsure if it's raid0 or raid1, what I'm trying to achieve is mount the working drive and make a backup of what's left. If I mount /dev/md127 then I can see ...
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Grub can't find Xen multiboot file

I am running Debian Wheezy on a software RAID 0 with LVM. I'm trying to get Xen to work but grub refuses to boot in it. I installed Xen by following the instructions here: http://wiki.debian.org/Xen ...
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Email disappeared on qmail server

I'm beginning to be desperate regarding a mail that seems to have completely disappeared on my Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS 64 bit server running qmail+vpopmail. Every domain has a .qmail-default containing ...
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Why is raid-check using so little io bandwidth?

Just out of curiosity, we have a RHEL server running software RAID. There's a cronjob which kicks off a raid data check every so often to check the consistency of the array. From my understanding, the ...
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Linux mdadm --grow RAID6: Something wrong - reshape aborted

I have a RAID60 that I want to expand. The current is: 2 axles each having 9 disks + 2 spares. The future is: 4 axles each having 10 disks + 1 spare. So I need to do some --grow to reshape the ...
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/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdam1

When upgrading the kernel I get: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdam1. Check your device.map. Auto-detection of a filesystem of /dev/sdam1 failed. Please report this ...
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it is good and safe to use debian software raid?

My questions is as simple as the title: it is good and safe to use debian6 software raid? How safe it is? Can i have a software RAID configuration backup? How can i deal/recover with/from a HDD ...