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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Btrfs: available space not used after migrating from RAID1 to RAID6

I had 8 2TB disks running in a RAID1 setup but it started to get full so I converted it to a RAID6. However, it seems I can't use the space I've gained by switching to RAID6. My filesystem is pretty ...
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Proxmox Master Node crashes

I've inadvertently discovered a Proxmox bug. I run a personal cluster of 4 nodes (a technology lab for giggles and gags). Each node has a Dell Perc 5i and 4 HDDs in RAID 10. The standard Proxmox ...
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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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Recover LVM (on RAID1): No volume groups found. Partition table erased?

I'm trying to recover a LVM (no encryption) on a RAID1 using Debian Live. Apparently, the RAID1 can be assembled without issue, but the LVM is broken. You may skip to LVM section. The RAID part is ...
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Problem Installing UBUNTU 14.04 (AND Mint 16, which is based on UBUNTU 13.10) as dual boot on RAID 0 with Windows 8.1

Ok, I know that there is Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks "????..." and that that post has some answers for me, but I don't know if it ...
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Why does my RAID array keep changing names?

I have my Linux system on my SSD, and have 2 1TB HDDs set up as a RAID-0 array (for some reason it's named "Raid 0", I don't like the fact that the person who set it up put a space in the name instead ...
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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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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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Ubuntu Server: How to make bootable bios_grub RAID device?

I have a stable Ubuntu (14.04.3) Server-powered file server that I have set up, and want to set up a RAID10 array for it. For reference, I have been following this guide so far, but using RAID10 ...
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Is there a way to rebuild only part of a disk in an mdraid5 setup?

Last night I accidentally used dd to overwrite the first ~20GB of a drive in a RAID5 array. When I noticed, I repaired the array with $ mdadm --fail /dev/md127 /dev/sdb $ mdadm --remove /dev/md127 ...
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What chunks are mismatched in a Linux md array?

This is a repost of a question I asked on ServerFault and was automatically deleted for lack of activity. Let's hope it will have better luck here. After performing a "check" (by writing check to ...
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Software RAID using network shares as drives

Disclaimer: This is probably crazy from a performance point of view, also from a reliability point of view, and maybe only of academical value (as in: would it work at all?). That being said: Will ...
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lsblk shows non-existent md partitions after reboot

I'm getting weird behaviour while setting up an mdadm RAID1 array on debian 8.2. After I set-up the array, lsblk shows: simon@debian-server:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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BTRFS has become unmanageable

I'm struggling with a btrfs RAID0 filesystem. It's expanded on 4 disks but i need to remove one of those disks. This is the current status of the filesystem: [root@osgiliath detlev]# btrfs fi show ...
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In Linux what setup would allow striping data across multiple drives?

How would a system be set up to stripe data like raid does, preferably with out using raid. Could lvm be used for this?
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HowTo Suspend / Sleep / Spin down disks in RAID - Creted by the debian installer?

I have created a RAID 1, with two disks using the debian installer. The RAID is used in my server. Due to the fact that it's a private server and I don't care about performance but more about ...
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mdadm: can't remove components in RAID 1

I have my /boot partition in a RAID 1 array using mdadm. This array has degraded a few times in the past, and every time I remove the physical drive, add a new one, bring the array being to normal, ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in btrfs RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD (750GB, /dev/sda) and faster SSD (128GB, /dev/sdb). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD (/dev/sdb5). My btrfs pool ...
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Upgrading from SSH1 to SSH2 on Linux RAID Array command line

Any ideas of how I could upgrade from SSH-1 to SSH-2 on RAID array on the command line. Raid Model: HP StorageWorks MSA2312i. Below shows that the raid node 10.5.5.75 has SSH-1.99. I need to ...
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Disappearance of files in all ext4 filesystems of a Debian server

Apparently the disappearance of files and directories occurred in all ext4 filesystems, including files and directories usually "read-only" in /var and /usr, like binaries installed for gcc, and ...
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How do I clone a single drive onto a new RAID 1 array?

Here's a little background on the situation at hand. I have a DELL Precision T7600 at work that I'm responsible for maintaining, which just lost a hard-drive, thankfully just the /home directory was ...
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Cannot boot into LUbuntu after configuring RAID

I am having some problems trying to get LUbuntu working with RAID 0. (I am using LUbuntu Alternate 64bit). My Setup: /dev/sda 2.0TB Physical Disk; /dev/sdb 2.0TB Physical Disk; /dev/sdc 2.0TB ...
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Btrfs/ZFS Network Replication

Is it possible to replicate a ZFS or Btrfs raid volume in real-time (or as close to as possible, network specs aside) over a network? ZFF and Btrfs are ideal because of their CoW properties. I'm ...
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How do I handle Linux RAID0 and Windows striped dynamic volumes on the same set of hard disks?

I recently got a 1TB disk to supplement my two 500GB disks, and I decided to use some form of RAID on the latter. I divided the 500GB disks into two partitions each. Then, I created a RAID0 using the ...
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Soft raid1 schedule resync

Debian has a cronjob /etc/cron.d/mdadm that starts a raid check (& resync?). It costs a lot of IO and can take up to 96 hours on 3TB disks. At this time the performance of the service will go ...
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What happens if my RAID fails while the swap is on it?

Today I removed swap from the system drive on my Debian. And created a swapfile on md0. So, I have a RAID1 array for data and a swapfile (the only swapfile). The system with boot partition is on ...
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RAIDing with LVM vs MDRAID - pros and cons?

In his answer to the question "mixed raid types", HBruijn suggests using LVM to implement RAID vs the more standard MDRAID. After a little investigation, it seems LVM also supports RAID ...
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I'd like to verify mdadm RAID1 is completely fine

Is there some mdadm --verify similar command, which would read all sectors of both disks in RAID1 to truly verify it's fine?
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Restore disk image from non raid installation to RAID1

I had a disk Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop that crashed. I have a disk image of the drive and i want to put it onto a raid 1. That's it, i thought it would almost as easy as it sounds but ...
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Why does mdadm believe my raid1 “has failed so using --add cannot work”?

TLDR: Trying to add a blank partition to a degraded RAID1 with mdadm 3.3.2 (Debian Jessie) fails, saying the (perfectly working!) array has "failed" and "--add cannot work". Is it telling me of a real ...
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FIx RAID configuration after upgrade to Debian/Jessie with ICH9 chipset

I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy without problems. But after upgrading to Jessie the system cannot boot anymore (using LILO). LILO ERROR: Duplicated Volume ID O 24.1 Loading Linux ....(snip) BIOS ...
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Prevent Debian from auto-assembling RAID at boot

I set up a Debian wheezy (7.6), installed openmediavault, and created a software raid 5 with that. It is listed at /dev/md127. Now I want to move that to a virtual XEN VM. To do so, I have to stop ...
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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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Replacing a disk to RAID5 failed

I removed a faulty disk from my RAID5 with mdadm --manage /dev/md0 -r /dev/sdd1 and replaced it with a new one. I tried to add it with mdadm --manage /dev/md0 -a /dev/sdd1 but it's only added as a ...
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Intructions for Debian 8.2 net install dual boot with Windows 8.1

I cannot prepare dual boot installation in my hp zbook 14, I have windows 8.1 installed and want dual boot with Debian 8.2. I have configured the things for a standard ubuntu installation, preparing a ...
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btrfs balance fails due to enospc error

[taken over from stackoverflow since I figured that was probably the wrong place] I am currently testing btrfs as a possible replacement for my NAS running ZFS. I created 4 devices, 20GB each, and ...
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LVM partition not mounting

There was a drive failure on a disk in a RAID1 configuration. I removed the bad disk and reconfigured the RAID1 to only use the good disk. When I reboot the machine there are missing LVM partitions. ...
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How to recover an Intel RAID 0 on a Rocks cluster distribution

We had a Rocks 5.5 distribution on our cluster and wanted to upgrade to 6.2. The "/export" partition was mounted on a Intel software RAID 0 array of 2 identical hard drives (HD) (/dev/sdb and ...
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Using mdadm --examine to write mdadm.conf

I'm trying to script the RAID setup for a (growing) number of identical servers. The advice I've seen for using mdadm suggests that once the RAID array has been created you can run mdadm --examine ...
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how to access data on RAID10 (consisting of 2 disks) using only 1 disk?

A long time ago I setup a RAID consisting of 2 disks. I wanted more than else safety/redundancy and indeed I think I wanted a RAID1. Now I have only access to one of those 2 disks and looking at it I ...
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How to check RAID 1

I have my very first server computer. It has two disks in BIOS (fake) RAID 1. The BIOS RAID controller says the status is Normal. But I would like to know if there is a way to check from the ...
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raid10 “recovery aborted due to read error” drives being marked spare

I'm trying to recover my RAID10 array. All devices are plugged into a PCI controller that I've been using for a number of years now. I just replaced all of the drives in the system, as they all seemed ...
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How to check mdadm raids while running?

I'm starting to get a collection of computers at home and to support them I have my "server" linux box running a raid array. Its currently mdadm raid1, going to raid5 once I have more drives (and ...
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Can I convert and deconvert a bache0 device to a standard block device and still read the filesystem?

When I set my raid (ex. /dev/md0) as a backing device. To work with the raid device, I have to interface with /dev/bcache0. However, if I wanted to add to the raid using mdadm, I need to address ...
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How to map a sata device name to a physical sata interface for RAID systems

I have a system with 10 SATA ports, and another SATA as the boot disk. The 10 SATA ports make up 5 software RAID1 arrays. The RAID disks may be removed between boots, and swapped in with arbitrary ...
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Can I make a degraded RAID-Z on NAS4Free?

Here is my situation. Old whitebox PC. I planned to change this to home NAS with three 1TB HDDs. But I found out one of them needs to be replaced. So only two drives are available now. Third ...
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EFI boot and RAID6

I am a Linux beginner and I am trying to install SLES on a server with 8 HDDs, 3 TB each, but I am testing the configuration first on a VM (virtualbox). I tried following configurations and both got ...
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Partition resize in CentOS 7

I have a RAID 6 array set up under CentOS 7 which originally had four 1TB drives assigned, resulting in a total capacity of 2TB. After much fussing about as described here, I was able to add a fifth ...
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Prevent debian from hindering boot if a software-raid problem exists

I have a computer that I rarely have physical access to. All my access to that computer is done using SSH. On that computer, there's a software RAID5 using MDADM. This array contains data in one ...