RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks. A Storage technology to provide redundancy and performance, to reduce I/O bottlenecks involved in using multiple disks for large storage.

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raid array not mounted

I have configured RAID array in my SUSE machine using mdadm command. The /etc/mdadm.conf is fine and cat /proc/mdstat shows up the array and it is also fine. However, if I run the df -h command, it is ...
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RAID configuration file not present

I am trying to configure RAID disks in my SUSE machine. I have 2 disks currently. I am trying to configure them as RAID using the below command. mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=stripe ...
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Linux installation in RAID

I am a fairly new systems administrator and I have to configure the RAID on a Linux machine. From my understanding so far, RAID is an array of multiple disks. I have some questions though. Question ...
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Are disks interchangeable in a mirrored RAID setup?

It is often written that disks in a mirrored RAID (like RAID 1) are an exact mirror copy one of another. So can I turn the machine off and simply swap the two harddisks cables? And if one of the two ...
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mdadm; previously working; after “failure”, cannot join array due to disk size

Abstract I had a functional Raid 5 array, I rebooted the box, and then mdadm couldn't re-assamble one part. Seeing that it was only one part, I thought it would be easy to just re-sync. But that ...
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recovery data from RAID and disk failure (Linux)

Some background A friend of mine was using in his office a NAS Buffalo-LS-WVL with two disks of 1TB each. It seems that the two disks were mounted as raid 1, but, as you will read, probably they have ...
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bootloader configuration with GPT, RAID1, and LVM

Using the GUID Partition Table and RAID 1, the bootloader (syslinux or GRUB) is not able to boot into the machine, which was installed with Arch Linux. First off, there are two drives identical ...
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Restored VG has shifted volumes

I'm recovering a PV on a mdadm RAID 1 with a single VG containing several LVs. The underlying devices have several bad sectors (one just a few, the other really much) and a silly typo made it ...
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error running raidctl on Solaris 10

I am trying set up a disk mirror on a Solaris 10 system. The two disks are identically formatted and not mounted. Neither is a boot disk. I ran the following: # raidctl -c c1t2d0 c1t3d0 ...
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RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?

I found a question about mdadm spare disks which almost answers my question, but it isn't clear to me what is happening. We have a RAID5 set up with 4 disks - and all are labeled in normal operation ...
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Change 4 mirrored HDDs to RAID 10

My boss has a large computer (12-core, 4 HDD computer that we use for scientific computing) and he has all of the HDDs mirrored. Is it possible to change this to RAID 10 without data loss and without ...
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What steps can I use to recover a RAID 1 array with LVM and EXT3 on it?

Someone handed me a drive that used to be part of a RAID 1 (mirror) array. The drive apparently has LVM (1?) on it and EXT3 (I believe). What steps can I take to regain access to this drive? ...
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mdadm with overlaying lvm - remove a hard drive

This is a hypothetical question, I'm just evaluating in which way I should configure my hard drives for my home-server and for that I need to know this: Let's say I have a Raid5 configured with mdadm ...
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Debian update fails with “Raid version incompatible”

While installing proftpd, it dropped with following error: [....] Starting ftp server: proftpdhexadecacordis proftpd[26849]: mod_tls_memcache/0.1: notice: unable to register 'memcache' SSL session ...
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Couldn't fill logical volume maps [closed]

So I have a big problem here. On our server, there is an LVM raid with one volume group called raid. It contained two volumes, secured and unsecured and some unallocated space. Today I tried to remove ...
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How to find the device in a RAID1 under Linux?

besides: head -2 /dev/dm-16 | strings | grep ^id how can I find that which device belongs to a given MD RAID1 array?
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What is a good way of layering zfs filsystems to manage unpredictable future workload that doesn't severely compromise performance?

I've been playing around with ZFS and using sparse files as virtual devices to learn how to use the zfs tools. It seems that there isn't much of a hit in performance by creating a raid pool out of ...
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Can I create a 2 TB RAID-1 array out of one 2 TB disk and two 1 TB disks while preserving 1 TB of data?

I currently have 1 TB of data on a RAID-1 mdadm array. This array consists of one 1 TB disk and a 1 TB partition on a 2 TB disk. I have now bought a second 1 TB disk, and I would like to use this to ...
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Reusing older raid discs

I have a software RAID5 array (Linux md) on 4 disks; the OS is OpenSUSE 12.3. Recently I replaced a disc with a larger one (fail disc, remove it, add new disc). The capacity of the array has not yet ...
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Can one use a md-type raid-0 as a drive for zfs pool

I want to play with ZFS at my CentOS. At the moment I have two 750Gb drives and two 400Gb spare drives that I could use. Of course the simplest solution would be to take all of them and use only 400Gb ...
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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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EBS Volumes Mounted On Wrong Directory After Reboot

I have three EBS RAID 10 volumes in my /etc/fstab on an Amazon AMI hosted with AWS/EC2... Everytime I reboot the instance, the volumes get mounted to the wrong mount points. Any ideas on how I can ...
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How do I increase my root volume

I have a server using software RAID (raid1) and I need to increase my volume on my root partition. I've been googling around with no luck of finding out how I can do this. I have 2x1TB RAID1. My df ...
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Linux won't install on RAID set: disks “contain BIOS RAID metadata, but [are] not part of any recognized BIOS RAID sets”

I plugged a Q-Tec 340R ATA-133 IDE RAID card, with two IDE connectors and support for up to four IDE drives, into an old P4 machine, attached two hard drives and managed to set up RAID0 and install ...
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RAID on USB stick

I have a USB stick that's showing some weird problems. I'd like to create a number of partitions (3?) and use RAID over those partitions to ensure resilience to failure. Is this a good idea? How do I ...
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Does CentOS 5.9 need Grub to run on hardware RAID?

I'm doing a fresh install of CentOS 5.9 x64 on a server with 8 disks in RAID5. At some point during the install, it gave me the option of configuring Grub, or not bothering. I chose not to bother, ...
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No /etc/mdadm.conf in centos 6

I have installed centos 6 and setup a new RAID array with two disks. every thing is ok and I have partitioned the array but I don't see any /etc/mdadm.conf or /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf files. I have ...
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Install Kali Linux on RAID0 (as dual boot Windows 7 & Kali)

I’m currently trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop as described here. The problem is I’ve a laptop (MSI GT70) with a Raid 0 (2x 500Gb) and Windows 7 installed on it. At the point where I’ve to ...
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How to mount a disk from destroyed raid system?

I have a horrible situation where I have to restore data from damaged raid system in a rescue Debian Linux. I just want to mount them all to /mnt/rescue in read only modus to be able to copy VMWare ...
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Making two drives show as one on debian?

I rented a server from a provider and they won't install RAID0 without an additional fee. So I'm trying to figure out how to link these two drives so that my programs that are installed on the hard ...
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How to remove disk from RAID1 without knowing the /dev/XXX name?

BEFORE: SERVER:~ # mdadm --detail /dev/md5 /dev/md5: Version : 00.90.00 Creation Time : Fri Mar 18 14:53:33 2011 Raid Level : raid1 Array Size : 67103360 (63.99 GiB 68.71 GB) ...
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cleaning /dev/md0 filesystem ( raid)

I have a CentOS server using raid. The /proc/partitions contains: major minor #blocks name 8 0 976762584 sda 8 1 104391 sda1 8 2 921600855 sda2 8 3 55054755 ...
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Can I put 2 disks into a raid-0 array without reformating the FS?

We have an existing /dev/sda disk, we are adding an identical /dev/sdb I want to place these two disks in a raid-0 array. Can I do that without reformating /dev/sda?
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Can I configure software RAID on an existing server without losing the existing partition?

I've got an existing server with 1 disk and Ubuntu 12.10 installed and running. I want to add a 2nd disk and configure RAID 0 across the two disks using Ubuntu's software RAID. Can I do this ...
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USB Drive Software Disk Mirroring - Is this the right approach?

I have a 1TB NTFS USB Data Drive (no boot, etc...) that I would like to keep a mirror of as a backup in case of hardware failure. It is always connected to my raspberry pi running the raspbian ...
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Partitioning EFI machine with two SSD disks in mirror

I have two SSD disks, I want to put them in a software mirror RAID. But whatever I do the OpenSuSe installation keeps telling me that due to the partitioning scheme he won't be able to install the ...
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How do I set up raid0 using extra two drives (not the install drive)?

I have been looking around online for a suitable tutorial to help me set up a raid0 across two (or more) drives, but not moving the actual installation of Mint onto that raid setup (I have that on a ...
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Change Partition Table with GParted

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that has 6x600GB SAS drives in a RAID 5 configuration (Perc 6/i). The partition scheme looks like this: Partition File System Mount Point Size /dev/sda1 ...
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Installing 12.04LTS Server on a Fake RAID10

Scenario Install Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server on a RAID10 with boot on a RAID1. 4 - 2Tb SATA Hard Drives 3 Partitions (/boot, /, and swap) boot (256Mb from each disk) setup in RAID1 /dev/md0 partition ...
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Disable RAID auto detect at runtime

In Linux, I'm partitioning two disks for RAID1 with fdisk. The first disk partitioning succedes, but the second fail because the raid starts automatically and occupy also the second disk (why? it ...
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Fresh installation of debian and raid10 array with SSD and HDD

I have one 120Gb SDD and four 2Tb HDD at disposal. I would like to install Debian Squeeze on the SSD and create a software RAID10 array with the four HDD. According to your experience, how to ...
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Automatically run kpartx during boot

I'm running Debian Wheezy on an SSD, and in addition I have two 500GB hard disks in Intel software RAID 0 (fakeraid). Both the SSD and the RAID array have GPT partition layouts. I have set up my fstab ...
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RAID 1 + 0, Solaris 10

I create the meta devices: metainit d102 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t2d0s6 metainit d103 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t3d0s6 metainit d104 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t4d0s6 metainit d105 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t5d0s6 then I make the mirrors ...
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Can I create a software RAID 1 with one device

I have a single disk that I want to create a Mirror of, Lets call this disk sda I have just bought another identicle size disk, which we can call sdb. sda and sdb have one partition called sda1 and ...
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Can disks be accessed independently in a RAID-1 volume?

I want to create a RAID-1 array with Debian 6. This array will contain 6 disks, 3 for the OS and 3 mirrors. I used this RAID before but on windows, and maybe I didn't do it good at all, because I ...
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Where did 47gigabytes of space go?

Clean installation od Debian squeeze 6.0.6 x64 on intel atom 230, with 3 HDDs, with 3x500GB. df -h shows : datastore size used free % mounted /dev/md0 917G 909M 870G ...
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Atom 230 + 2GB RAM datastore for small server = 64 bit or 32 bit debian

would you recommend me for small debian linux with small apache, small mysql and primary datastore with SW RAID 5 just 32bit debian or rather 64bit and why? I have only 2 GB of RAM, so could that be ...
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Can I mount a microsoft mirrored dynamic disk?

I'm testing out sw raid in windows 7, but I almost always use linux and I would like to know if it's possible to mount such a mirrored dynamic disk. I can already mount each members separatly but ...
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What chunk size for KVM under Debian linux is optimal with RAID 5?

I would like to know, how to set optimal chunk size for my debian squeeze in future. I Work with 3x WD RE4 500Gb 7200RPM in SW-RAID 5, under debian squeeze. (in the future maybe under wheezy) I Saw ...
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How to rebuild a two drive raid 1 array on Linux?

I need to rebuild a two drive (160x2) raid 1 (mirror) array. It was an Intel raid from a 7 year old Dell computer (Windows). Both drives are assumed to be functioning. The raid was created with an ...