A linux utility used to manage software RAID devices.

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Need some more MDADM details

Short version: I am using a RAID1 with hotspare and I want to have a nightly DD ran to create a nightly image on a standby drive. All the drives are the same size/manufacture and local. I am getting a ...
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Xeon linux with Avago Megaraid RAID card

In brief, my problem is how to use linux's mdadm to reconstruct a DDF-format RAID-6 array that has gotten its superblock metadata borked. Here is my tale of woe. I have (had?) a RAID-6 array composed ...
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how do i shrink or reduce my raid array size

i have raid array md0 which is close to 5TB. i need to shrink this size so as to overcome the rebuild times when i test fail the drives. is there a tool/command that can help me to reduce the array ...
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how to force mdadm to sync to device after raid6 repair and how to get number of errors?

The Question After a component device suffered unexpected bit-flip, and after a raid6 repair was successfully performed on the raid device, how to force mdadm to sync the changes from buffer(?) back ...
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Linux software Raid5 DegradedArray with mdadm

So I changed my case and I don't know why but one my SATA port does not work anymore. So only 5 of my 6 RAID5 disks were recognized. The volume was automounted anyway and I already wrote new files on ...
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Linux mdadm does not assemble array, but recreation of array does it

Maybe i'm not very clear in the title. When i'm trying to assemble my raid1 array with mdadm: sudo mdadm --assemble /dev/md0 /dev/sdc /dev/sdd It tells me that mdadm: Cannot assemble mbr metadata ...
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mounting a RAID array on a machine with conflicting device name

I have a machine with the following RAID arrays connected: xxxx@xxxx:~$ sudo /sbin/mdadm --examine --scan ARRAY /dev/md/0 metadata=1.2 UUID=6c2e2072:4db41563:d93a9ae5:dfb29ffd name=xxxx:0 ARRAY /dev/...
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md-raid1 with three mirrors became raid0 after removing one mirror while power off. how to fix it?

I create md-raid1 with three devices: mdadm --create \ /dev/md22 \ --level=1 \ --raid-devices=3 \ /dev/sd[a-c]2 and got nice raid mdadm -D /dev/md22: /dev/md22: Version : 1.2 ...
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Migrate MDADM array to another server with degraded state

I've been hacked few days again and, after analysis, I want to have my data back ! My previous server (the one who contains data on RAID1) have been compromised so I've decided to go with another one....
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Unable to assemble mdadm array due to lack of errors

My virtual machine host system is running Debian 8.4. I had to restart the system yesterday and did not yet manage to get my mdadm array up and running again. I can boot up normally, but no array (or ...
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SSD failed, mdadm thinks the RAID0 array is fine

I have a RAID0 array created using mdadm in Debian. sdf is the drive that died. $ cat /proc/mdstat md4 : active raid0 sdf1[1] sde1[0] 468859904 blocks super 1.2 512k chunks $ mdadm --misc --...
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MDADM two disks of different ages from same array

I have an mdadm mirror. One of the drives was failing, and through not concentrating, the a new drive was mirrored against the failing drive, which had been out of the array for a while, so is a ...
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How do i prevent lilo from doing a disk scan?

I have gentoo installed using root on LVM on RAID5. I made a mistake when I set up lilo but the initrd created by genkernel caught it and allowed me to type in the correct root partition. I have ...
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Mdadm raid gone after reboot

Mdadm raid gone after reboot. Will gdisk work on 6TB HDD's? Will some describe how to use "parted" to write "fd00"? Rephrased better
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MDADM reshape really slow

To sum up : My raid reshape with mdadm is really slow. The complete story : 3 days ago I realized that one of my disks from a raid 5 array was faulty. I removed it and replaced it with a brand new ...
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Trying to mount Western digital mybook duo raid 2 disks but fails

I connect both my linux system. I do a bash-4.2# mdadm --assemble --scan mdadm: /dev/md/MyBookLiveDuo:2 has been started with 2 drives. then i try mount /dev/ ash-4.2# mount /dev/md/MyBookLiveDuo:2 /...
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Strange software RAID performance results (on linux)

I have four 2TB 7200rpm hard drives that I want to configure as a software RAID array, using mdadm on linux (Ubuntu 15.10). I took this opportunity to explore the read/write performance of various ...
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Growing an mdadm RAID array with differently sized disks

I have a raid6 archive array made up of 4 2TB drives (+OS on an independent SSD). I'm starting to run out of space and my target final goal is 4 4TB drives. I don't have enough SATA ports to run both ...
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MDADM rebuild raid 6 with 3 'failed' drives

I've ran into the following problem: My Raid 6 (/dev/md6) failed after 3 disks fell out of the array. One of the disks must have been out for a while (in SMART, 5 of the 6 disks have an uptime of ...
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Problems reassembling software RAID6

I have a software raid6 array (mdraid) consisting of 6 drives (/dev/sd[f-k] at the moment) at /dev/md1. Because I had to pull a different drive out of the machine (not one of the 6 drives), I ran ...
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Ubuntu RAID 10 - unable to assemble

Here's a brief history of how I got here: 4x disk Ubuntu 12.04 software RAID10 with 5x partitions (md0 - md4) 1x disk died mdadm --fail > mdadm --remove > physically removed drive and replace mdadm -...
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Does mdadm record array event history?

I received an automated email from the mdadm daemon: A Fail event had been detected on md device /dev/md0. It could be related to component device /dev/sdh. I find the wording strange. "could be"? ...
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Growing mdadm array; Cannot find backup file on FS where it's supposed to be

The situation: I am currently growing my RAID-6 array from 4x4TB to 5x4TB. To achieve that, I used to following command: root# mdadm --grow /dev/md0 --backup-file=/root/backup/raid/4d_to_5d --raid-...
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What is theoretical max benefit from read speeds under RAID5?

I have a 5 drive RAID5 with mdadm. When I do hdparm -Tt on all the constituent drives I find the slowest is about 230MB/s. Is the maximum theoretical limit of read speeds going to be (5-1)*230 or (5)...
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mdadm not reassembling array on boot

I'm currently using arch on my Asus UX51VZ laptop for almost a month. I have a fakeraid setup with two 256GB SSDs using mdadm. I was using this configuration without any problems. However after I've ...
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RAID 5 showing two disks in same slot

We recently had a power failure for a few hours and when the power came back both my RAID arrays failed. The one I am trying to fix is a RAID5 with 5 disks (I also have a RAID1 with 2 disks, but I ...
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Random kernel panic after re-installing Arch Linux

I recently had two hard drives that crashed in a RAID 5 array, I didn't configure any monitoring, so I didn't notice that one had been crashed for a while. So I decided to scrap everything and start ...
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Moving from debian to unbuntu - mdadm raid vol going to be ok?

I'm a little nervous about this decision, but I've recently updated the hardware in my NAS/HTPC and Debian wheezy network drivers aren't happy and regularly need to reboot to get eth1 working again. ...
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Recover mdadm raid5 with XFS

I am trying to recover data from an old Buffalo Terastation that failed. A previous attempt to recover the data by someone else was unsuccesful and I have been left with the following situation. NB: ...
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Assemble 3 drive software RAID5 with one disk missing

Is it possible to assemple a three drive software RAID5 with only two disks? I have one failed disk in my setup which i could not read at all but the two other disks are fine. So i created a dump of ...
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partition device (i.e. /dev/sdd1) not created for hard drive

I am having a similar problem as posted here where a hard drive has an old mdadm signature on it and the partition on it is not given a device file in /dev Unfortunately the solution provided in this ...
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Fail device in md RAID when ATA stops responding

I had created five 1TB HDD partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, /dev/sde1, and /dev/sdf1) in a RAID 6 array called /dev/md0 using mdadm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. The command sudo mdadm ...
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Dual boot Win8/Linux on Asus Zenbook UX301 keeping intel imsm RAID0

I have Asus Zenbook UX301 with Win8 preinstalled. I would like to have a Linux installed in dual-boot configuration. However, Windows is using the notebook 2 SSDs as intel RAID0 (rom-based RAID, ...
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I can't access my LVM partition after RAID recovery

I need help after an accident with my RAID 5. I recreated it with: mdadm --verbose --create /dev/md2 --level=5 --chunk=64 --raid-devices=4 /dev/sdb4 /dev/sda4 /dev/sdd4 missing My array seems to ...
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re-assemble out-of-date raid5?

I need help with my raid5 after it crashed through bad sectors. Previously I could re-assemble it with # mdadm --assemble --force -v /dev/md0 /dev/sde1 /dev/sdf1 /dev/sdg1 /dev/sdh1 /dev/sdi1 but ...
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OwnCloud - storing data on RAID array

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 14.10 LTS 64bit. It has an O/S drive, and then a data RAID-1 array mounted under /srv/storage I've installed OwnCloud server using the default sqlite DB. I've ...
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Error RAID1 but can't seem to find where the error is?

I'm having trouble figuring out where the problem is. I'm seeing my two drives... I removed a failed drive and installed an empty one. Thought I added it to the raid and it said it was rebuilding. ...
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Linux soft RAID5 array with mismatched events won't assemble

The last three nights, one of my USB controllers has gone offline in the middle of the night, knocking 4 of my 8 disks offline. The first two times, I was able to get it working again with mdadm -A /...
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upgrade (software) RAID 1 capacity

I am upgrading a software RAID 1 array (/dev/md0) from 2TB drives (sda and sdb) to 4TB (sdc and sdd). Straight forward; ext3, single partition, no MBR, no LVM. In the end, I would like to have two /...
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how to trim the SSD disk of an hybrid Linux soft RAID?

We are considering implementing an Hybrid Linux Raid with SSD+HD by using the "writemostly" flag that supposedly makes the raid write further to the HD than to SSD while maintaining the benefits of ...
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mdadm --examine displays something different than --detail

Who should I trust to fill my /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf ? mdadm --examine --scan returns /dev/md/0 while obviously it's /dev/md0 that is currently rebuilding What should I put in my /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf ...
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Functional MD complex RAID10 suddenly marks all drives as spares

This morning during a long ~1.5TB read operation sending data to an NFS client, my md complex-RAID10 array spontaneously stopped, then dropped four members for being "non-fresh" and failed to start ...
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Growing an encrypted RAID5 array without causing alignment issues

Question Is there anyway to tell mdadm to make sure a certain logical sector on the RAID-device stays aligned to the beginning of a stripe when growing a RAID5 array? Problem My RAID5 is encrypted ...
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mdadm: Reactivating RAID6 array after improper shutdown

I have a seven-disk RAID6 array on a file server. The server experienced a crash and a hard reset was required, resulting in an improper shutdown. Note that I/O activity was likely occurring on the ...
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Removing a disk from an Ubuntu mdadm RAID marks the array as inactive, instead of degraded

I'm setting up a mdadm raid 1 array on Ubuntu 14.10 under VirtualBox. Everything works fine: The raid 1 is set up with /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdd1: Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [...
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How to link a linux system to an existing RAID1 on 2 external hard drives?

I installed Debian Linux (Wheezy) on a small HDD, added two identical large (2TB) HDDs, and built a RAID1 (without using lvm), using mdadm. I have stored a large quantity of files on the RAID. I run ...
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MDADM says can't assemble RAID5 because missing disks but all disks are there

To start this, I installed a SATA expansion card so I could get more Drives into the computer. I moved the RAID to the expansion card, after attempts failed to get the OS SSD onto them. There was a ...
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How to Create Virtual Block Devices

I want to create multiple virtual block devices like /dev/sda and then use them to create an md device for test purpose. I have mounted my root filesystem on /dev/sda1 and don't have extra space to ...
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Recovering software raid

I have a 3-disk software raid 5. Two disk appear to have failed at the same time; their number of Events is the same, while other third disk's is higher. I have copied all three disks into new ...
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Safe to blank MBR of a disk after adding it to an RAID1 array with mdadm?

I created a RAID1 array of two disks, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, using mdadm. After several booting problems related to the BIOS and SATA/RAID controller of the board, I accidently created some new ...