Questions which refer to software RAID implementations.

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Synology disk group

For the moment i've 1 4TB HDD on my synology DS1513+. I'm transfering all my data on it but when this HDD will be full, i'll add a second 4TB HDD. How to have 1x8TB and not 2x4TB on my synology ...
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Build one logical drive from hdd and ssd drives (with a tweak!)

How is it possible to build one logical drive in linux from two physical drives, hdd + sdd with the below rules: All writes are replicated to both drives (Kind of RAID 1). All reads are only ...
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Software RAID 1 Configuration

I have created a software RAID 1 quite some while ago and it always seemed to work for me. However I am not completely sure that I have configured everything right and do not have the experience to ...
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mdadm raid 6 stuck on rebuilding

I have a raid 6 running consisting of 9 1TB drives. Some time in the last couple of days, one of them became faulty and the raid startet rebuilding. But apparently it is stuck ... This is the raid: ...
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How to set boot disk after disabling mdadm raid 1?

I had two disks in raid 1. The device contained the whole system. Disabled it from a rescue disk with: (there were three partitions) mdadm --stop /dev/md1 mdadm --stop /dev/md2 mdadm --stop /dev/md3 ...
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mdadm: Win7-install created a boot partition on one of my RAID6 drives. How to rebuild?

My problem happened when I attempted to install Windows 7 on it's own SSD. The Linux OS I used which has knowledge of the software RAID system is on a SSD that I disconnected prior to the install. ...
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Can I move a RAID drive to another Sata port?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with 4 x 1TB drives in software RAID5 controlled by WS 2K8. I am planning to upgrade to 4 x 3TB in the same software RAID5. Clearly 8 sata ports (9 ...
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Redundancy: LVM+mdadm or LVM internal RAID

The task is to create LVM storage for virtual machine images. So LVM will be used in any case. There are two ways LVM providing redundancy: block mirroring lvcreate -m 1 --mirrorlog mirrored -n ...
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Windows Software RAID recovery after non-RAID drive failure

This is a hypothetical question but first some context. I'm looking at setting up a simple RAID 1 (mirrored) for storing data. I was looking at using Windows Disk Management tools on a Windows 7 ...
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How to handle a Linux software RAID when one drive has a hardware failure?

I have a server that has two internal hard drives. What happens when one drive has a hardware failure exactly? Does it send an e-mail message to root to get your attention? When it has been ...
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Hardware RAID vs. Software RAID [duplicate]

What is the big difference between software RAID and hardware RAID at the low level? What is really going on that sets the two apart? As far as I know, the only difference is the RAID card can have ...
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Does windows 7 disk manager mirror disk or partitions?

My servers Raid 1 disappeared when I did a bios update, And now in order to get it back I have to format my 2 * 3tb hard drives. Which isnt really a solution for me. So I have desiced to try and make ...
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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 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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Is Btrfs vulnerable 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...