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Questions tagged [raid6]

RAID6 is a method of configuring fault-tolerant hard drive storage. It is similar to RAID5, but differs in that it writes two sets of parity information, thus can survive the simultaneous failure of two hard drives.

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Ceph - Erasure Coded Pools - Always get inactive pgs

I'm trying to achieve similar thing to raid6 on ceph. But When I'm creating erasure coded pools (k=3 + m=2(or k=4) ) I always get inactive pgs. ceph health details are: HEALTH_WARN Reduced data ...
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SAN VD RAID 6 on Linux

Problem: SAN VD's are only seen as disks that can be mounted on the FS Question: How can I make VD's seen as raid configurations by linux / centos 7?
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Extend root partition for XenServer 7

The situation: We have a 6 disk RAID6 array in our server. We forgot to keep a bigger space for the root partition and used up all remaining space. Now, if we extent the array with +1 disk and ...
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Expanding Perc 6/E Raid 6 while in use - Can this cause data loss?

There seems to be a lot of information on the 6/i controller but not 6/E. The Dell manual has bit of information on converting from one raid level to another but it does not specifically answer my ...
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(Why) Does lvmraid6 need 5 drives?

I'm investigating using LVMRAID instead of MD+LVM. In my case, I'm looking at a RAID6. As expected, the docs say you need N+1 devices for RAID5, and a minimum of 3 drives. The docs say for RAID 6 ...
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Can't activate a lvm raid6 with one missing device

I am testing lvm raid6 (stock versions in Ubuntu 18.04) and for that I created five fake pvs (files exposed through losetup). I proceeded to create the raid6 vg and an ext4 filesystem on a single lv ...
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Windows Server 2012/2016 simulated RAID6 in software with 4 disks

Does anyone know how to emulate RAID6 in software on Windows server using 4 disks? The solution must provide for the failure of any two disks (like RAID-6 in Linux). Thank you, Joe
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Can I make an Active Spare disk permanent?

We have a ProLiant ML350P Gen8 server with a P420 controller running ESXi 5.5. It has a RAID 6 array using 7 disks. One of the disks got marked as Predictive Failure, and in response to this we ...
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RAID6 failed instantly and switched to RAID0 - any chance to rescue?

I´m running a server ob Ubuntu 16.04. Data storage on this system uses a lvm on top of a software raid 6 whereas the os is installed on a separate raid 1 with lvm. The raid 6 is built up of 7 ...
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Browse data from QNAP Storage after lost RAID6 Configuration

I have "NAS" QNAP TS-853U-RP with RAID6 configuration, I removed one disk without power off the NAS. it shows up an error, I immediately returned that disk into his place error still blinking after ...
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XFS very slow on LVMed Raid 6

i have a new storage server with 6 x 8TB WD Red HDDs. They build a RAID 6 with mdadm and a chunk size of 256k. On top of that mdraid i have LVM which then holds the different filesystems. Initially i ...
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QNap Nas-Finding drive order for Raid 6

I have a Qnap 10 bay Nas that had two separate raid setups in it. I know that the Raid6 ran from left to right 1~5 slots, and then the Raid5 ran from slots 6~8. They both had hot spare drives in slot ...
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Optimal RAID 6+0 Setup for 40+ 4TB Disks

I am setting up a JBOD containing 44 4TB 7200 RPM SAS HDs. I chose RAID 60 as I prefer drive failure protection over the performance improvements offered by RAID 10. My issue is how to choose the ...
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What could go wrong with ext4 on LVM on a hardware RAID6?

Intro Recently one of my systems using ext4 on LVM on hardware RAID6 experienced a disastrous failure. To name some of the disasters: several filesystems failed beyond repair, at least one was ...
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RAID6 resync with fast writes but slow reads

I'm using Debian Jessie. # uname -a Linux host 4.9.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u5~bpo8+1 (2017-09-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux And have setup a RAID6. # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [...
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RAID 6 array much faster than my RAID 10 array?

How come my RAID-6 outperforms my RAID-10? Docker container on Synology with 8x4TB RAID-10: [root@centos Files]# bonnie++ -d /Files/tmp -r 16G -s 32G -n 1 -f -b -u root Using uid:0, gid:0. Writing ...
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grwoing raid 6 using mdadm failed - how to undo?

so I have a raid 6 array in my server. Until yesterday, it comprised 11 devices each the size of 1TB. These devices have been running in a raid 6 array. Yesterday i tried to extend the array: Added ...
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RAID 6, 2 disk fail, while third was rebuilding

I have Infortrend DS S16E-G2152-6 NAS, 16 4TB drives (WD4000FYYZ) in RAID 6. Last week one drive failed, was replaced and was rebuilding. At around 80% of rebuild, another two drives failed ...
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mdadm reshape raid6 does not start

Trying to make myself familiar with some of the raid management options before using the actual devices. So I am working with a few small partitions on a USB-stick. The goal is to extend an existing ...
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After creating RAID6 unit mkfs.xfs takes forever

We have a computing cluster with a relatively large storage system with RAID-6. The are 22 disks in this unit and each disk is 3TB (almost 20*3=60 TB). Recently many of the drives failed and rebuild ...
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Poweredge R715 with H700 & SATA drives

I am taking a class that is all about configuring and deploying physical & virtual servers. So as to be able to do this more readily I bought a bare-bones Dell Poweredge R715, 2 Opteron 6276s, ...
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Setting up RAID monitoring on Hetzner server

We are using Hetzner server for our application which is build in Elixir Phoenix. when I do lspci | grep RAID then the results are 02:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID ...
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Linux mdraid RAID 6, disks drop out randomly every few days

I have some servers that run Debian 8 with 8x800GB SSD configured as RAID6. All disks are connected to a LSI-3008 flashed to IT mode. In each server I also have a 2-disk pair as RAID1 for the OS. ...
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How to create degraded raid6 array using megacli

There is a server with few disks. And - a new server with PERC controller. I would like to migrate existing data into a new server to raid6 which uses 6 disks(4+2). Unfortunly - i don't have enought ...
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Which raid array will be best practices with seven 1.2 tb hdd system

I have a server which have seven 1.2 tb hard disks. I have to create raid array but i don't decide which raid i use? First of all, first and most important matter is security. At any cost i must not ...
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Does Windows Server Storage Server have problems with RAID6 iSCSI?

I adopted a virtual Windows Server 2012 Storage Server that has 4 QNAPs attached via iSCSI. The storage environment is connected via iSCSI through a Cisco SG300 (Gigabit); jumbo frames is not ...
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Is it possible to ask ReFS to use hardware RAID6 for parity calculations?

Does ReFS use FPGA-based XOR engines for RAID parity calculations? If not, is it possible to get it to use such tech?
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recover original file system from raid6 iso's

I started with 5 drives. 1 has failed (i.e. fails to communicate anything) and 2 more are returning read errors. My plan is to use ddrescue to store the 4 working drives to iso files. After this I ...
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Recovering an RAID6 using ddrescue. mdadm: failed to add, invalid argument

I had 3 drives fail in a matter of a week on a RAID6. Luckily, one drive seemed to be mostly fine. I was able to run ddrescue and it copied all but one small area (couldn't read 14MB out of 3TB). ...
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Advice for creating CentOS mdadm software RAID6

EDIT: Solutions to my issue are below I want to create a well optimized RAID6 array with mdadm with an XFS partition on a CentOS system. It'll involve ten ST3000DM001 Seagate 3TB drives and I'll be ...
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recover highly degraded raid array

I have a Linux RAID6 array (mdadm) composed of 8 disks. 2 disks failed. I replaced them, now I have 2 new empty disks. I would like to rebuild the raid but when I start a raid rebuild, the rebuild ...
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Perc H700 disk rebuild keeps going offline

I have a Dell Poweredge R710 with a Perc H700 Raid controller. It's in a RAID 6 configuration currently with 2 failed disks. It does boot to CentOS in it's currently degraded state. I would like to ...
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3ware 9650se raid6 replaced with larger drives

I'have been running a setup with 8 drives, each 2TB by now (raid6). I started to build up the setup with 1.5TB drives back few years ago and slowly added and replaced all drives to 2 TB. Now the last ...
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RAID-6: Two drives failure with 3ware 9650SE

We have a 6-drive RAID-6 on one of our servers. Each drive is a 750GB Seagate, and they are connected with Hardware RAID card 3ware 9650SE. We do not have sparse drives. The system is old and probably ...
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RAID 6 - any write amplification in 4-drive RAID?

We're planning to move from a 4-drive RAID6 to a SSD RAID 1, and I was analyzing smartctl data to see how many GB we've writen to the drives over the past year so I can estimate the lifetime of the ...
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mdadm RAID6, recover 2 disk failure during reshape

I was reshaping my array from 10 disks to 11 to a degraded state (drive I want to add already has data on it, but nowhere to put it). 2 drives disconnected while it was running (power issue). Is it ...
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Raid 6 with HP P421?

I cant figure out if I need to buy a licens key to enable Raid 6 for this raid controller? I can't find where to buy one and I find pages where it says that its now free. sudo hpssacli ctrl slot=1 ...
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Can RAID 6 support 3 or more parities? [closed]

It doesn't seem right to me that people are using RAID 1+0, RAID 5+0, or RAID 6+0 instead of using a RAID with 3 or more parities (akin to RAID 6) because the latter has a better reliability given the ...
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Why is RAID 1+6 not a more common layout?

Why are the nested RAID levels 1+5 or 1+6 almost unheard of? The nested RAID levels Wikipedia article is currently missing their sections. I don't understand why they are not more common than RAID 1+0,...
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Hardware Raid6 - Which FS and mountoptions + basic questions

I've got a new system (Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD), including 2*Megaraid 9271-8i controller+cachecade & BBU connected to the backplanes of the case. Each controller has 8 WD RED 3TB (4096 Physical ...
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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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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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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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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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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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Running RAID 6 with a smaller drive

It looks like one of my hard drives failed in our RAID 6 (4 x 2TB) configuration. Unfortunately, I only have immediate access to a 1TB drive. Would there be an issue with temporarily replacing the 2TB ...
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How bad is it really to install Linux on one big partition?

We will be running CentOS 7 on our new server. We have 6 x 300GB drives in raid6 internal to the server. (Storage is largely external in the form of a 40TB raid box.) The internal volume comes to ...
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RAID6 generates quite a IO wait at relatively low TPS

I have a RAID6 array made of 9 SATA3 disks @7200 RPM, 4TB in size. I have them partitioned with Gparted Live as GPT partitions, starting at the first megabyte. I am concerned about the read speed. ...
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First 500MB of RAID6 array is wiped, how to recover?

We have a RAID6 array with 12 disks on a 3ware 9650SE-12ML controller. An engineer of our server provider issued this command by mistake: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde bs=1M count=500; sync; /dev/...
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recovering a corrupt degraded btrfs RAID6, need to manually clear an inode

I have a btrfs RAID 6. I have lousy hard drives, one failed, and another failed during recovery. Now I am without parity and cannot rebuild--a third drive is throwing read errors on a few sectors. ...