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How many drives do I have?

This is the first time I ordered a dedicated server with 3 HDDs and I am quite confused. My limited knowledge tells me that /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc are the 3 drives that I actually have. But, ...
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Add space from 3TB unto 4TB using raid, how?

I would like to expand my 4 TB drive by adding on drive space from my 3 TB drive. I assume this is possible in a raid configuration by resizing the partion on the 3 TB to free space then using ...
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Why does my dynamic disk say it is not formatted after a power loss?

I have a Windows Dynamic disk of three 3 Terabyte drives in a single spanned volume. Today I experienced a power loss and didn't get to turn my computer off before my UPS died (I guess I shouldn't be ...
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Add Mirror for volumes other than the last one in Windows 7 (disk “not up-to-date”)

I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I have an existing 4TB disk with 3 NTFS volumes, a new 3TB blank disk, and I'm trying to mirror the volumes onto the new disk. My Windows install is on an SSD which ...
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How do I remove a partition inside linux software raid?

I have this SSD disk as sdg which is in software raid (with sdh, it's corrupted but it doesn't matter now) I need to remove partition vg00-data (dm-2) /data What command can I use to do that? OS ...
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RAID-0 setup, 1 broken drive, still 1 partition seems unharmed. Why?

It is not my setup and I do not know a lot about RAID, so I have trouble analysing what is going on here: What I observed: Two 1 TB HDDs are in a RAID-0 Array GParted sees 2 (1 TB) partitions ...
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65 views

Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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1answer
60 views

Having trouble setting up RAID 1 on Fedora

I have been working for a while to setup RAID 1 on my fedora server. I have one installed with Fedora, 1 blank but partitioned. The one with fedora is /dev/sda and the blank one is /dev/sdb. I tried ...
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mdadm on Debian 7 forgetting about a disk

I have a degraded RAID1 array running on Debian 7. I am trying to add another disk to the degraded array, but mdadm forgets the existence of the other disk at reboot. The array devices are /dev/sda1 ...
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47 views

Install Ubuntu on Hardware Raid 1 server , message partition disk

The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions: /dev/sda/ Do you want the installer to try and unmount the partitions on these disks before continuing? If you leave ...
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Linux partitioning scheme for Dell PowerEdge Server with 2x 2GB internal SD Card (RAID 1) and 10T SAS Raid 5

'm in the course of ordering a new Dell PowerEdge server to run XEN for virtualisation purposes on top of either Ubuntu or CentOS server. I'd like to put the OS on a flash drive to boot as fast as ...
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How to recover a 12TB RAID 10 array that's showing up as two uninitialized 6TB drives in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard which was giving me trouble with it's USB 3.0 hub (Intel) so as part of the trouble shooting process I upgraded the BIOS to the latest. Big mistake, ...
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gdisk doesn't recognize RAID0 disk as size of whole array?

I put in two Samsung 840s at 256GB and RAID-ed them together and installed Windows 8. I'm having trouble using gdisk to get ready to install Linux. gdisk sees the array, /dev/sda0, as a whole ...
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268 views

How to configure RAID 1 on Intel Rapid Storage, and partitioning design

I would like guidance on setting up a RAID 1 system from BIOS with Intel Rapid Storage. System details: I have Click BIOS II running on a MSI motherboard (Z77A-G43). I also have 2 x 2TB hard drives. ...
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1answer
54 views

Linux raid questions: How to boot if one drive fails?

I am setting up a linux server with two drives in an mdadm created raid 1. All the online help I fine says to create your partitions and then create an md0 raid volume using something like sda1 and ...
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1answer
52 views

LVM while mdadm is creating a RAID6

So earlier today I was setting up a new server and creating a RAID6 array with mdadm. I then decided to create a physical and logical volume with LVM while it was running and throw on ext4. So before ...
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1answer
45 views

Is it possible to create software Raid array with operating system partition included?

I know that software raid array can be created in the OS it self. But my question is, Is it possible to create a software raid array including partition which is having Operating System installed ? Or ...
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1answer
112 views

Linux software RAID 10 on mixed drives - alignment

I have 4 2.5" 7.2k drives lying about and I'd like to build some RAID arrays for a bit of VM storage on my KVM lab box. There are 2x 320GB drives and 2x 500GB drives. I'm looking to create a RAID 10 ...
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0answers
137 views

ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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98 views

Create a single partition from 2 hard drives Windows 7

I have 2x 3TB identical drives and i want to make a single 6TB partition from both drives so i don't have to keep copying files between the drives. ( i know if 1 drive fails i'll lose everything but i ...
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WIndows server 2012 will not allow mirroring drives/partitions

I have a dell c1100 server and it gave me a hard time installing windows server 2012. Now installed, I want to setup mirroring inside windows (raid 1 effectively). In disk management, I right click ...
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269 views

Booting Windows 8 off of a 4TB RAID0 drive?

Well, I have a problem and I have been working on fixing it for the past few days, but I am at a loss. So, I am trying to setup a 4TB RAID0 drive and have Windows 8 boot off of it. I know that a GPT ...
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2answers
169 views

RAID1 drive failed; partition missing after reboot

I think I shot myself in the foot here, but let me quickly divulge what's happened: Intel Matrix Storage Manager started reporting that one of the two disks I had in a RAID1 array configuration had ...
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0answers
222 views

Ubuntu Server Install with RAID 5 on GPT partitions

Does anyone know of a good step-by-step tutorial for doing this. I've trying for ages to install Ubuntu Server with RAID 5 on GPT partitions, but even when it installs successfully, I am unable to ...
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1answer
19 views

How to identify and recover RAID on 2 drives?

I have 2 drives from my older PC. They are a RAID setup, but I don't remember which type. One of the drives shows up in Windows as having a partition table, but the partitions themselves are not ...
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496 views

Adding third disk as a single disk in a server with an existing RAID1

I've got a ProLiant DL360 G5 server (Fedora 13) with two SAS disks in a hardware RAID 1, working fine. Now I hot plugged another SAS disk. I'd like to configure this new hard disk out of my RAID, as a ...
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1answer
958 views

RAID 0 partitioning for Linux installation

I have recently bought ASUS Zenbook UX32VD with 128Gb SSD, which seems to be RAID-0 made from two 64Gb SSD drives. It has Windows 8 preinstalled. I want to install Arch Linux on it, while keeping ...
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1answer
89 views

Could I have destroyed Partitioning-Scheme/Filesystem of HDDs with External Harddrive Case with builtin Raid-Controller?

I had just recently bought a Fantec QB-35US3R to have a nice box on my desk to make some backups to. Along with the HDD-Bay I had ordered some 4TB HDDs to let them run in Raid 5, which is handled by ...
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For raid1, does btrfs check which partitions are on the same device?

I have btrfs on two partitions using btrfs's raid1 mode: /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 Now I plan to run btrfs device add /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb2, so I'll have four partitions: /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb2 ...
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How do I tell my PC's RAID configuration

EDIT Just a quick reword of my original question... Using Windows XP how do I determine which disks/drives/partitions are under the control of of my hardware RAID1 system? My original question: My ...
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2answers
801 views

HDD + SSD Raid 0, does it make sense?

On my laptop, I have a 22GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I just reinstalled Windows and because of some problems, I reset everything in Intel RST. In the end I ended up using a 44GB Raid 0 partition, but now ...
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Rebuilding a RAID 1 without data loss, recover from unallocated partition data

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-M/Pro Gen 3 RAM: 32GB (4 x 8GB) Power Supply: corsair HX850 HDDs:Configuration before the problem: 1 x 128GB SSD for Windows 7 professional 64-bit 2 x 3TB drives in RAID 1 on the ...
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1answer
781 views

Software RAID in Debian

I have two internal 4TB hard drives and I've just started using software RAID1 in Debian Wheezy. I have a few questions: 1) During boot, everything passes except I get a message that reads "RAID ...
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1answer
232 views

Using GPT but still restricted by the 2.2TB limit

As my other thread (Debian GNU parted) doesn't seem to be getting any responses and my situation has changed considerably, I thought I'd ask a new question. I followed this article: ...
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209 views

RAID on partitions or devices

I plan to create a software-only Linux MD RAID10 array from two identical 1TB discs (using mdadm). Should I create it directly on the two disc devices (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) or create a partition in ...
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1answer
463 views

Debian root partition greater than 2TB

I have two internal hard drives: a 4TB drive and a 750GB drive. After selecting RAID0 and installing Debian (wheezy) to a single partition, I ran fdisk -l which reported that the size of my root ...
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1answer
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btrfs: one whole device + one partition on another device (no data-mirroring), viable?

Currently, /home claims 880G of a 1TB drive. Photos are eating this up quickly, so I want to add a 1TB drive I have lying around to the computer to expand /home. I figured I could use btrfs (I don't ...
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1answer
566 views

how to add two disks as raid1 in existing ubuntu 12 server

I have Ubuntu 12 server running on a usb stick. I have one 2tb HD (B) and one 1 TB (C)that I want to configure in a RAID1 configuration. I want to partition the 2 tb drive into 4 equal sized ...
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26 views

Any way to get what is effectively a 4 drive mirror in Windows 7?

I know this doesn't serve that much practical purpose, but I would like to somehow set up a small 400mb partition that is mirrored across 4 drives. I partition using the Disk Management Console, and ...
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How to remove Linux software RAID MD device?

I'm trying to install openSUSE 12.3 on the new server. It is this machine. There are 2 HDDs connected to the SAS controller. What I want to achieve is a NON-RAID configuration where 1.HDD is used for ...
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1answer
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How can I delete soft/motherboard RAID 1 from a different computer?

I have a drive. It was part of a RAID 1 mirror on a motherboard-based raid controller (nVidia controller on an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe), which, if I understand correctly, is considered to be "soft" raid, ...
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Is there any reason to use multiple partitions with a hardware raid?

Suppose you have a server with a hardware raid controller configured for Raid 1 (so if one of the hard disks goes bad, the other essentially acts as failover until you can replace the failed disk). I ...
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1answer
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re-mount two old disk from raid0 setup to recover data

I had setup two 500gb disk in RAID0 on my server, but recently suffered a hard disk failure (saw a S.M.A.R.T error on the HDD at boot). My host has put 2 new disk in RAID-0 again (re-installed the OS) ...
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1answer
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RAID how many hdds can you add [closed]

So I'm looking to build something for storing files, and my question is how many hdd's a raid can hold? can I have a raid with a capacity of 100.000 TB or so? I don't know how you would connect so ...
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Should I configure my New RAID5 Drives as MBR or GPT?

I have a new RAID-5 Setup on a Server here at work. I have just created the RAID-5, and its size is a little over 2.7 TB. Now, Iknow that MBR does not support anything over 2.2 TB, however, I have ...
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1answer
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mdadm disk partition type : Linux RAID Autodetect mandatory or 83 Linux ok?

Main question : Q1: i would like to know when using mdadm, the "Linux RAID Autodetect" type is mandatory for my disk, or a "83 linux" type is ok ? Sub question : Q1_1 : What are the differences ? ...
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101 views

How to create physical and logical volumes on system reboot

My system is set up so that I take four devices, create a RAID 10 array out of them, create a physical volume, a volume group, and then three logical volumes, and lastly I create filesystems out of ...
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Add disk space to the OS drive without raid

I have 2x40GB SSDs. When I install my Windows on the first drive, after a while I start to get the "Low disk space" messages. My mainboard doesn't have a RAID controller and since it's new, I don't ...
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1answer
246 views

Optimal disk configuration for Ubuntu home file server

I'm setting up a small Ubuntu file server at home using these 4 hard drives: WD Green 2TB (SATA3, 5400 RPM, 64MB cache) WD Black 640GB (SATA2, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache) 2x WD Blue 1TB (SATA3, 7200 RPM, ...
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should I put my multi-device btrfs filesystem on disk partitions or raw devices?

If I'm going to create a multi-device btrfs filesystem. The official recommendation from the documentation apppears to be to create it on raw devices; i.e. /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, etc, but this is not ...