Questions which refer to software RAID implementations.

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MDADM RAID 5 disk missing after reboot

I have a server with 6 disks (4x2TB + 2x4TB). I put the 2TB disks in 2 RAID 0 and the resulting 2 4TB RAIDs with the 2 4TB disks in a RAID 5 array. The RAID works fine until I reboot the server. After ...
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CentOS Gnome only showing 1TB on 6TB Server?

I just bought a new server and want to use it to store files, It has 2x 3TB hard drives. I Set them up in raid 0 as i don't need any redundancy. I don't know much about servers and command-lines ive ...
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Is it safe to use Truecrypt to encrypt a raid 5 array?

I have a raid 5 array(software in windows server 2008). I have encrypted it using truecrypt, and it seams to be working fine, however, I am worried what will happen when i lose a drive. Will truecrypt ...
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Why is windows server 2008 resyncing new raid 5 array?

I have setup a software raid 5 in windows server 2008 standard, immediatly after creating it now says resyncing. What is it resyncing when there is no data on the volume? Is it safe to write data to ...
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Skip initial resync on a new Windows software RAID 5 build?

I just added 8x4TB and created a software RAID5 volume. Server 2008R2. Based on progress so far, it's going to take 8 days to complete the resync. I'm not a busy man, but that's asking a lot. ...
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Setting up a RAID 5 Array

I am currently trying to convert my drives from just a bunch of external disks, each one individually shared from my (CentOS) server into a RAID array (ideally, RAID 5). At current, my drives are: ...
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Ubuntu boot through failed RAID

I have a large media partition as a separate RAID5 on my Ubuntu server. The server is not easily accessible, so I need it to continue the boot process in all but the most dire circumstances. Right ...
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Hybrid Raid-1 HDD + SSD — Write Intent Bitmap

I am currently running a laptop with 1 HDD and 1SSD. I currently am using mdadm to put some partitions in a raid 1 configuration with --perfer-write set on the HDD. I have this working correctly ...
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Move two X-RAIDed disks to ubuntu

I have an old NAS (Netgear ReadyNAS Duo) that are X-RAID (Expandable RAID) that I need to move on to a new Ubuntu 12.04 Server. Assuming that this is software raided, does anyone know where I can ...
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Understanding /proc/mdstat [U_] VS [_U]

My server is set up with raid1. A few nights ago sda fell out completely and data was corrupted. I replaced the drive, cloned the partition table and added the respective arrays. While adding sda3 ...
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Is there a safe way to move a partition beneath a linux software RAID5 using mdadm?

Suppose, for example, that you have a RAID5 across multiple disks and you would like to retire the oldest of the disks and replace it with something from this decade. I know I can fail the partition ...
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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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Is it possible to restore lost files from a repartitioned raid 5 array?

I decided to reinstall my server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server 13.10. Of course, i took a backup of the (531GB) files on my software raid 5 array (4x3TB, no hotswap), however, some ...
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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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Recover software RAID

I built a RAID-1 with two hard drives using mdadm. Command used was: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb /dev/sdc it went fine, I create partition table and partitions in ...
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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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Can OpenFiler do software RAID and then expose that as an iSCSI target?

I want to build a SAN for personal use for the house server. I came across OpenFiler. I don't want to rely on hardware RAID since the cards can be costly and if the card dies I will have trouble ...
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Use of mdraid in XenServer 6.2 limited by dom0?

I've been playing with XenServer 6.2 in a lab environment and have set up a glorified desktop with a few 7.2K disks in it. Not worried about official support, it's just for fun. I have enabled ...
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Does Btrfs prone to RAID write hole effect?

Does Btrfs prone to RAID write hole effect? If not, does it mean that Btrfs in RAID mode is fully resistant to power failure?
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How can I change super-minor number of a software raid array meta 1.2?

I had a double failure while I was away on the holidays of my array. As I was saving the data, I created a new array on a new drive has /dev/md1 and copied the info from my almost failed remaing HD ...
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Is it possible to operate two RAID-0s alternately?

I have a software RAID-0 (two hdds) on a WIN7 machine that holds all footage of a video project. If I remove and store these drives and install two new drives as RAID-0 for another project, will I be ...
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How to create a software RAID-1 array on Windows 7 not spanning whole disks

I have a brand new PC dual booting out of a single SSD drive (win7+debian). I added a couple of 2T hd I want to use from both Win & Linux. My target is to have two separate RAID-1 arrays on four ...
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Windows Dynamic Disks vs BIOS FakeRAID

I have two 3TB disks in a Windows 7 Dynamic Disk Mirror array (effectively, software RAID1). Apart from being tied to the O/S (I can't mount the array in Linux, for example) - is there any difference ...
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Repair partition table for disks in a RAID1 array

Here's my problem. I have several arrays. RAID1. I've scanned each drive that's part of an array with gdisk and it reports problems. One array (2 drives) has a damaged GPT partition table and a ...
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MSA 20 SATA for home use

I am looking at getting an MSA 20 off eBay for my home, I am curious about the software, is it a free download from HP or is it included in the controller? The one I am looking at has 1 controller ...
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Recover Truecrypt-encrypted software-RAID5 (maybe overwritten superblock)

I updated some parts of my fileserver and installed the latest Debian version. It detected the mdadm raid, but marked the array as 3 active devices and 1 spare device. I thought this was wrong and I ...
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linux mdadm: recover overridden array

I had 2 3TB disks in a RAID1 array as /dev/md2. I tried to recover that array, by recreating it (which was probably stupid). I issued mdadm --create /dev/md2 --assume-clean --raid-devices=2 ...
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SDcard /dev/sdb2 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here

I divided my sdcard into 2 partitions, but It got an error and couldn't create a new partition. Error: /dev/sdb2 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here! My ...
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Linux software raid [duplicate]

I want to know if I used software raid on Linux for a non system disks (raid 5 as example),then I lost the system for any reason ! can I restore the data on the raid after a fresh installation ??
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TrueCrypt Windows 7 Software RAID: add mirror to system encrypted drive

I have my Windows 7 system drive fully encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.1a using "system encryption". Now I have a second, identical, empty drive that I'd like to use as a mirror of the system drive. In ...
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Use the speed of an SSD + two HDD in RAID 1

Is it possible to gain a speed benefit of an SSD if you create a software raid with a big SSD + two smal HDDs? At the moment I have a system with only two 320GB HDD. And I thought about inserting a ...
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Power loss during mdadm RAID level change

As per the title, my mdadm RAID was in the process of migrating from level 6 to 5 when the power cut out momentarily. Unfortunately I am no longer able to reassemble the array - the assemble command ...
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Raid drives missing filesystem

I recently had to do some troubleshooting with a RAID 5 on Ubuntu Server (a software raid). I ended up removing everything and start from scratch with 2 new drives. So I took out 2 out of 4 drives, ...
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Trying to Narrow Down a Disk Error

I've been experiencing some weird errors from some hard drives, and I'm having trouble narrowing down the problem. It's part of a RAID array (Linux software RAID, budget hardware), so when it dropped ...
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Adding sda1 vs. sda to a linux software raid

I'm running a Linux md software RAID 6 on several USB hard-drives. Each drive is partitioned to contain one partition of type fd (linux raid). My RAID is built on these partitions, i.e. it uses sda1, ...
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RAID 5 degraded performance

I'm currently rebuilding my fileserver, but because of SATA port limitations, I can only use 5 disks at a time. I've remove a drive from my original RAID, so I've been able to create a new degraded ...
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Assembling an mdadm array with “possibly out of date” disks

I've recently moved house and have had some power problems after switching on my file server that's using a mdadm RAID5 set up. The file system I'm using is ext4. It seems that at some point two (of ...
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Can a secondary SATA drive under Win 7 Pro software RAID 1 mirror be boot-able with no hassle?

Using Windows 7 Professional software RAID 1 (Mirror) of two identical SATA drives is it possible in the event the primary drive fails that the system may boot off the secondary drive without doing ...
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Why am I seeing such low SMB transfer throughput?

Ok, there's a bit more to the story than the title implies. Background and Environment: I'm copying several TB from an older Ubuntu server to a newer Windows 2012 server over SMB. (Technically, it's ...
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md0 RAID1 can't read superblock

i have a problem with my md0 array, which is an raid1 (2 mirrored USB-Sticks) Mount gives "Can't read superblock" cat /proc/mdstat: Personalities : unused devices: <none> fdisk -l ...
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Madm scan less uuid's than drives

I have a raid6 array with 5 disks(was started with 4 and then added on on-the fly - without rebooting). I have noticed something a bit strange when i was preparing to add a new drive : mdadm ...
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Reducing Linux Software RAID Rebuild Speed?

This may sound silly, but is there a way to intentionally reduce the speed of a rebuild in a Linux Software RAID? (Basically reducing the throughput of all of the disks so that it's not maxing out.) ...
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Western Digital Red and Linux Software RAID

I have a Linux software RAID 6 setup with a bunch of 2TB Western Digital Green drives. The setup works well for a home system on a budget, but resource demands are growing and false drive failures ...
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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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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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Unable to create software RAID volume in unallocated space on primary disk

I have two disks that I'd like to partially combine into a striped volume (RAID0). Disk 1 contains the primary partition that boots into Windows 7 Professional, disk 2 is currently not used. On disk ...
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Windows Software RAID: How can I view the Windows RAID parameters (disk signatures, etc.)?

The software RAID array in my Windows 7 x64 box failed. Drive tests report the drive itself as healthy. Two drives, RAID1 partition and one RAID0 partition. In Disk Manager, the failed drive shows up ...
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mdmda raid 1 - spare drive after SATA cable change

Yesterday my hoster changed a SATA cable of one of my hdds, when my server came back up again cat /proc/mdstat showed this Personalities : [raid1] md124 : active raid1 sda1[0] 4193268 blocks ...
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Is `dmsetup remove` safe with respect to contained data?

I have a "lost" SW RAID array as described in this question: http://askubuntu.com/questions/311024/raid1-array-lost-after-upgrade-from-ubuntu-11-10-to-13-04. I have now identified a way to mount one ...
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Documentation for mdadm bad block support

I've read a bit about that mdadm (and the kernel) now have bad block support but I am having a hard time finding any useful documentation on this subject. Is the bad block list for disk X duplicated ...