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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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Configure Windows RAID-5 “drive failed” timeout?

When a hard-drive controller detects an error, and needs to remap a sector, the drive normally becomes unresponsive for the seconds (or possibly minutes) it takes to try to complete the re-mapping. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to recover an mdadm array on Synology NAS with drive in “E” state?

Synology has a customized version the md driver and mdadm toolsets that adds a 'DriveError' flag to the rdev->flags structure in the kernel. Net effect - if you are unfortunate enough to get a array ...
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Restore LVM if VG is not consistent (XenServer 5.6.1)

i have a VG that uses the PVs /dev/md1 and /dev/md2. Now one hdd failed in /dev/md1: [root@xenserver1 ~]# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sda3[0] 382320128 blocks ...
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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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MD Raid can't be assembled

I was running a Raid5 with 3 disks at on my homeserver. But had some problems with the back-plane for the disks. The disks weren't detected reliable. So I replaced the back plane and the disks are now ...
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How do I create a RAID10 array using EBS on Amazon?

Basing this question on information I got in Why does df shows only half the size of a RAID10 array?, how should I create a RAID10 array using EBS volumes on Amazon, in a way that will not be ...
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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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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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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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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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calculating optimal chunk size for Linux software-RAID

Am I correct that optimal chunk size is average file read/written to disk divided by number of block devices in RAID array storing the data? For example if the average file size is 1024KiB and I have ...
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Why was the replacement drive for failed drive in RAID 1 (linux software raid) was added as a spare?

I have a two drive linux software raid 1 for a server. There are two raid devices. (Boot (md0) & OS (md1)) Last week one of the drives failed so i ordered a new one. Today i shutdown the server, ...
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What is the issue with the boot setup on this raid array?

After a secure erase of /dev/sda (Samsung 840 Pro) I had to setup grub on /dev/sda2 (for some unknown reason the /boot partition is the second one). So I ran something like this: grub<br> ...
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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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Fresh debian squeeze software raid install wont boot

I am following these instructions: http://www.iprobot.net/linux-tutorial/how-to-setup-software-raid-in-debian-ubuntu/ (I used debian-live-6.0.6-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso and DD'd that onto a usb key, ...
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mdadm drive UUIDs chanaged, can they be changed back?

So I ran into this trouble and I believe I lost all my data..However I found an old mdadm --examine --scan file I made a month ago and an old mdadm.conf....Is it possible to use these two items to fix ...
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Single drive LVM to RAID6 LVM

I cloned my entire LVM volume group from a single drive to a RAID5 array with 3 disks. The VG is formed by these logical volumes: root swap home ... and other volumes of some XEN virtual machines. ...
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Reusing slot numbers in Linux software RAID arrays

When a hard disk drive in one of my Linux machines failed, I took the opportunity to migrate from RAID5 to a 6-disk software RAID6 array. At the time of the migration I did not have all 6 drives - ...
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Best way to change disks with Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1068; only one disk in current array

I have a raid 1 array which is currently missing one disk. I want to change the system over to two completely new disks. I currently have Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1068 installed. What is ...
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After upgrade to SLES11 SP1 - LVM on top of software RAID5 not working anymore

On a system where I have been running OpenSuSE11.1 for some time I performed a fresh installation of SLES11 SP1. The system used a software RAID5 system on top of which an LVM was setup with a single ...
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Windows Server 2008 - RAID 5 Fails on Reboot

I've got an install of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. It's running software RAID-5 with five disks. The disks were originally formatted under Windows Server 2003, but came up fine once I installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did mdadm --create destroy my data?

I think I messed up pretty bad. On my old system, I had 2 identical drive that were assembled with mdadm as a MD RAID 10 with a "far" layout. When building my new system and migrating the two disks, ...
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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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mke2fs.ext3 stripe-width option missing

I'm trying to set up an ext3 filesystem on a RAID 6 array (with 6 disks) on XenServer 6.2 linux. All the help I can find tells me to use the -E stride=xx,stripe-width=xx options. However my version ...
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mdadm array fails to start at boot, bad superblock on component drive

At boot my mdadm raid5 array fails to start, saying that one of my disks (sdi) has a bad superblock. However, once I log in, I can start the array no problem with mdadm --assemble /dev/md0 ...
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KVM LVM-based guest… kernel: Buffer I/O error on device. Failing drive?

Currently setting up a small KVM host to run a few VMs for a small business. The server has 2 drives in software md RAID 1, then I have it set as a PV in an LVM setup. Guests and hosts are all CentOS ...
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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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Windows Server software RAID (mirror) boot disk failed

I have a system which has several partitions on a disk located on a Windows Server This disk is mirrored to another disk (same brand/model/size) via the RAID feature present in Windows server One of ...