Questions which refer to software RAID implementations.

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Can I go from noraid to raid1 to an existing Windows installation?

I am planning to switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7 for my HTPC and later add an extra 3TB disk. Can I install Windows 7 on a 3TB disk and later add a disk and upgrade it to 2x3TB software raid1 without ...
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mdadm RAID monitoring no DegradedArray email

So, I have a couple of MDADM RAID arrays and I want to set up monitoring with email notifications for drive failures through sSMTP but I can't seem to get it working. The system in question is a ...
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Reduce loadtime in games merging two folders across ramdisk and local disk

I've found a program to emulate a drive in my memory, RAMDrive. RAMDrive creates a drive (G:) on my computer, which allows me to have super fast read/write on that drive. Now I was thinking I could ...
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software RAID in Linux - system partition on a separate drive?

I'd like to build a cheap NAS with two drives in RAID1 configuration using Linux software RAID. What are the pros and cons of having a separate system drive? My main concern is reliability of the ...
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Adjusting mdadm priority on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on my new server, and it is setup to run off of one drive, then 2 drives that are mirrored using mdadm. When streaming files or media from it, it is extremely slow. I was ...
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alerting you when a hdd is missing with software windows raid

So I open up Computer Management on my file serving computer in what has to be the first time in months or maybe even over a year and see that the mirror I had created of my 1TB HDD has "failed ...
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Why make a partition at all for mdadm/raid?

i have 4 disks, sd[a,b,f,g] of various sizes that I want to 'merge' together. I am using mdadm to achieve this. my question is, what's the difference between -- mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...
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Software RAID failed to mount after apt-get upgrade

I have a software RAID 10 (jfs) on an ubuntu 12.10 and require some assistance repairing the RAID after it failed to mount after a routine apt-get upgrade followed by a reboot. /dev/md0: Version : ...
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Is it possible to migrate a software RAID5 array to RAID0?

So last year I helped my father in France set up his Office machine with a RAID5 array of 3 identical 1TB drives (for a combined space of 2TB). Last week one of the drives died, he's using the machine ...
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Unable to reassemble md raid on drives pulled from ReadyNas Duo v1

I'm toying with a ReadyNAS device that I've recently acquired. It is a SPARC-based box, and it runs linux. As device is pretty slow, I've pulled one drive out of array, hoping to populate it with ...
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How can I recover software RAID 0 after formatting my primary OS drive?

I was previously running Windows 7 on a machine that had 5 physical drives - 1 was the primary drive the OS was installed on, and the other 4 were a RAID 0 that was created through Windows 7 disk ...
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How? Mount, Find & Recover DATA in HDD outside of Synology Box

How? Mount, Find & Recover DATA in HDD outside of Synology Box I had originally posted this question here on Synology Forums and no real solution was suggested except a Linux / RAID based ...
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Linux software RAID: Does it work if device nodes change?

If, for some reason, hard disks change device identifiers (e.g. /dev/sda becomes /dev/sdb and vice versa) does this affect a Linux software RAID system? I.e. would the device still work (assuming boot ...
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Why can't I enable software RAID on a pair of SD cards in Windows XP Embedded?

I was hoping to set up software raid between a pair of SD cards (for redundancy) in an embedded device but as I understand it, I need to upgrade them to dynamic drives to do this. The cards appear ...
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Windows 7 and software RAID 1 for system [closed]

So I have been using Linux software raid for ages, unfortunately now I need to install Windows 7 on a notebook and since the machine has two disks I was wondering how do I setup software Raid in ...
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Windows 7, raid 1 with advanced format drive

I had a nice software raid 1 (using windows 7 raid) working when one of my drives failed. I replaced it by another one (WD blue 1 TB) which uses 4k sectors, and this makes windows unhappy (Cannot ...
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Windows 7 Dynamic Mirror Fails Redundancy

I have two 1TB HDDs forming a single volume in Windows 7 with a "Mirror" layout and a "Dynamic" type. The status is "Failed Redundancy" according to the Disk Management tool in the control panel. ...
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Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?

I only have Windows 7 Home Premium, not Professional, so the mirroring option isn't available in Computer Management. Are there any good alternatives? It's possible RAID 1 is overkill for what I'm ...
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Degraded RAID5 and no md superblock on one of remaining drive

This is actually on a QNAP TS-509 NAS. The RAID is basically a Linux RAID. The NAS was configured with RAID 5 with 5 drives (/md0 with /dev/sd[abcde]3). At some point, /dev/sde failed and drive was ...
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how to boot without assemblying raid arrays (or assembling them correctly)

I had one debian 6 system with two harddisks on raid1 set up via mdadm. built on simple partitions (/dev/sdb3, /dev/sdc3). at least on the old system, everything is tied up via UUIDs. then i inserted ...
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Find files affected by bad blocks with md-raid5 and LVM

I've been doing a lot of research on this topic over the last few weeks - and I think I'm close to completing my recovery, as much as is possible at least. To make a long story short, I'll just ...
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Is there such thing as a half duplex raid-1?

I was thinking the other day. Then again, just now: So I thought "if I thought of it, someone else must have." So this idea was, in a raid-1 mirror(ish), One drive will write, and one drive will ...
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Setting up Intel RST on Ubuntu 12.10

I want to know if it is possible to set up caching using my notebooks mSSD that runs ubuntu 12.10 and Win 7 on the HDD. I use ubuntu much more and would prefer to cache files that it uses rather than ...
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How to recover data from software RAID 5 disk partition

I have CentOS 5.8 on my computer, with 5x 1TB hard drives. I used software RAID. (RAID 1 as a boot partition md0, RAID 0 as a root partition md1 and RAID 5 as /home partition md3). Unfortunately one ...
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Software RAID 1 broken, how do I fix this?

I'm running CentOS 6 x86_64. There is a software RAID 1 being used on the two internal 80GB drives. I got the following e-mail sent to me: A DegradedArray event had been detected on md device ...
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Do a Re-Build During a Re-Shape?

On my Linux software RAID 6 array, I'm currently mid-reshape and 2 drives have been marked as failed. I've swapped them out and added new ones to the array, which are currently marked as spares. The ...
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Set up raid 1 after OS installation

I bought 2 Lenovo thinkstation E31 and I want to set up RAID 1 on them. I added a hard drive for each. I went in the BIOS and set it to RAID then I pressed ctrl-l to start the raid manager but it ...
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Old Raid pops up and destroys everything

I have a root server with a mdadm two-disk raid 0 on Ubuntu. One HDD failed and I continued to work on the second. The server hoster somehow repaired the defect HDD and after a server restart it was ...
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Linux RAID Re-Shape Stopped

For the past 8 hours my mdadm re-shape process has been stuck. The output is: Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid10] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [multipath] md0 : active raid6 sdo[11] ...
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Software raid hard, change the primary hard drive

I have a windows server 2008, and 2 hard drive which set as RAID 1, now the primary hard drive report some error and have to change. I have backup of major data but I have many setting on it's IIS and ...
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At what point does RAID 0 stop being fast and just become dangerous? [closed]

I have an interesting RAID setup across 2 harddrives on my home computer. I have /tmp and a mount point(/home/machines) for virtual machines (along with a few other mount points). These partitions I ...
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Apple RAID configuration vs Hardware RAID

I am researching external HDD's capable or RAID 1 to store a large amount of video content during overseas filming. After filming, the content will be brought back to the office and offloaded onto our ...
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How can one setup RAID 1 in Linux Mint 13?

I am trying to setup a Linux Mint 13 system using mdadm, with 2 1TB hard drives for a software mirror. I have tried following instructions found for Linux Mint 12, but the instructions fail to mention ...
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Is there any way to stop or pause Windows software raid re-synching?

I have two physical disks, each one holds two volumes, they are Windows software RAID1. E.g.: Disk A: Partition1 Partition2 Disk B: Partition1-Mirror Partition2-Mirror After an unclean ...
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Debian installation and RAID5

I just bought a HP Microserver for use it as dns, http, vpn, file storage and also for backups of other computers at home. I already have 2 1Tb HDD's, so I thought to buy another 2 HDD's and install ...
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FreeNAS RAID5 Server - CPU Choice

What factors should you consider when choosing a CPU for a FreeNAS server? What are the implications and limitations based on CPU in this context? Currently I'm looking to build a FreeNAS server ...
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Testing software RAID5 by pulling a HDD live. Bad idea?

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.10, with software RAID5 and LVM running on top of that. I have four 2TB HDDs. I also have a separate boot drive with incremental full-system snapshots that run every four ...
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Windows 7 : soft RAID1 and dynamic volumes reliability

My setup is quite classic nowadays : 1 SSD for system/apps and 2 HDDs for data setup in a fake RAID1 array. I also have a backup scheduled every week for the data drive in case it fails because I ...
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Take one disk of external mdadm data raid 1 to travel

I have a mdadm software raid 1 on external disks with media data. For travel I want to take the data with me. I imagine to set the raid and the underlying filesystem in readonly mode and take just ...
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RAID 1 : one device reads while the other writes symmetrically. What is going on?

Take a look at the disk throughput of this two disk software RAID 1 array in a Linux 2.6.26-2-686 Debian system : As you can see, one device reads at a speed apparently close to its top throughput ...
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Re-assembling a linux RAID on different system

I am in the process of shopping for drives for my Linux Server (CentOS 6.3). I think I have it narrowed down to RAID 5 or RAID 10 (have to see what hard drive prices do) and using the Linux Software ...
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Having trouble with EXT4 on LVM on software RAID 5 (corruption)

Here's the quick and dirty of my problem. I'm using Lubuntu 12.04, Xubuntu 12.04 and plain Ubuntu 12.04. Tried with generic kernels 3.2.0-25 and 3.2.0-26. This issue persists on all 3 variants which ...
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Disk is apparently in use by the system

I've just fitted two disks to my home server. I'm trying to format and then raid them but I'm getting a problem that hours of Googling hasn't resolved this. The error that I'm getting is: # ...
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Linux - Repairing bad blocks on a RAID1 array with GPT

The tl;dr: how would I go about fixing a bad block on 1 disk in a RAID1 array? But please read this whole thing for what I've tried already and possible errors in my methods. I've tried to be as ...
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How do I tell mdadm to start using a missing disk in my RAID5 array again?

I have a 3-disk RAID array running in my Ubuntu server. This has been running flawlessly for over a year but I was recently forced to strip, move and rebuild the machine. When I had it all back ...
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How do I reinitialise a failed RAID 5 drive using terminal on Ubuntu Server

I've currently put together a new system and part of that has been creating a software RAID 5 using 'mdadm' in Ubuntu Server. I successfully got to the point where I create the array using: sudo ...
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mdadm RAID Fast Setup with Empty Drives?

I am recreating some RAID5 disks as RAID6 with mdadm. There is no data on the drives that I care about. Setting up RAID takes a while to setup the shape - I accept that when there there is data that ...
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Is it possible to use software raid in Windows 7 on the boot partition?

I want to use RAID 1 on my workstation configuration at work, and I've been looking at using the build in mirror functionality in Windows 7. When you click on the add mirror option it presents you ...
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Connecting 6 hard drives with 4 available SATA connections

I'm building my first home NAS right now, and I have a Mini-ITX motherboard with 4 SATA connections. I'd like to connect 6 hard drives in total and (preferably) use software RAID. My question is: ...
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Repairing windows 7 Raid 0

I have a raid 0 4 x1tb and 1x 3tb (a bit silly I know) but the partitions are now showing as RAW after I did a ckhdsk! is thair any raid reconfiguration software out there that will fix this? or is ...