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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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Disk failure, fsck not doing anything

Note: This started off as a question but while i was typing i tried different things and eventually got it working. I still wanted to post it in case it can help anyone else Problem: Crashed disk, ...
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Best way to achieve data redundancy ond different sized hard disks

I have a 2TB and a 1.5 TB hard drive. My ultimate goal is that I have a partition of 1.5 TB which is mirrored to both disks, so that I won't lose data if one hard disk crashes. Of course I'd like to ...
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57 views

S.M.A.R.T. test reports defect, can I re-initialise the drive?

On my server I have a 4 disk RAID-5 configuration. One of the drives fails the S.M.A.R.T. test. The array has not yet been declared as degraded but the disk shows up as needing replacement. I don't ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 + Webmin, add hard drives to raid 6

the subject may already discussed, if this is the case, a reference would be much appreciated because I really searched and never found real answers to my questions. I have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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Raid controller question “hardware RAID Array Maximum size: 2.3TB”

I am looking to get a raid controller for my ubuntu server (used as a media server with plex) I am looking to ger this http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=530 however, I am new to raid, and the ...
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Stuck after Wubi installer

So after the Wubi finished the install and rebooted, something failed and went to busybox shell. I have tried this twice now. System Specs: I7 930 OC 4.21 6GB DDR3 1600 Mushkin Blackline C: WD ...
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Migrating 2-disk raid0 installation to single drive

I currently have Ubuntu Server 13.10 (upgraded from 12.10) installed on an old Dell PC at home. When I set it up, I tossed in 2 1TB drives, and set up raid0 to simplify using all their space. I know ...
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Manage flag question - can I remove RAID flag ? what can I safely change to?

I have a SATA 750GB hard drive that I took out of my failed WD my mybook and plugged into the controller on my ubuntu machine. Ubuntu 12.x LTS desktop does see the drive in disk utilities BUT the ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 install raid 1, slow (takes over 2 hours)

I am trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on my server but the installation is really really slow. First I thought it was because it has to mirror everything but I assume it shouldn't take so ...
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Recover Orphaned RAID 0 from Silicon Image controller with Linux Software RAID?

I had an old XP machine in Raid0, 2 x 120gb drives on a Sil3112 controller. The drives are intact (afaik) but the motherboard or P4 is toast. Id love to recover precious photos from the drive or dump ...
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78 views

Mdadm RAID array doesnt recognise harddisks at startup

I created 2 hardware raid 0 arrays of 1TB each. They are currently working fine. I've got those 2 arrays and a real 1tb hard-disk in a RAID1 array, which is 1 tb. The reason I'm doing this is because ...
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1answer
128 views

Wrong disk geometry on USB enclosure

I have a sata disk formatted in a NAS that use it in linux raid 1. I have removed the disk from the NAS ed mounted it internally in a PC with linux. Linux correctly recognize the disk and I'm able ...
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WD MBWE II (White Strip Light) unable to access

I do not know if this is the right place to ask this question ... I hope someone here can help. I'm trying to retrieve data from a WD MBWE II (White Strip Light) 2TB (WD20000H2NC-00) NAS device. ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Raid help

So I installed ubuntu server 12.04 on my Adata SSD 60 GB, I have to other HDD WD Cavier 500GB Drives how would I add them to my server to use RAID 1?
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Ubuntu file/donwload/ssh server raid system help

Two hard drives failure in two months, finally I think I should have a file server with raid 5 to protect my data. this server is mainly keeping all my pics, personal video, backup documents and ...
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Can not detect external hdd on ubuntu

Hi all i have an external hdd dock with a 150gb drive in it i am trying to access in linux, but i can not see it all i see is : root@ubuntu:/home/richard# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 161.1 GB, ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04 on SAS Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive (2*146 GB, 15 RPM) with RAID 1 [closed]

Unable to install ubuntu 12.04 server on below mentioned hardware with RAID 1. Without Raid one Harddisk is detacting. With Raid 1 Harddisk is not Detecting. Hardware details:- Intel Xeon E5410 ...
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One of two RAID 1s is not recognized in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a 256GB SSD (Ubuntu/Win8), and two 1TB drives in RAID 1. The problem is that I just recently added another two drives that are 4TB in RAID 1 but they aren't detected in Ubuntu as one drive but ...
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2answers
203 views

What's the best way to backup files?

I have a lot of personal files, which I'd like to backup, however I don't want to just copy & paste all the time from one drive to another. Is there a better way of doing this? I have been told ...
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732 views

How can I setup RAID0 on two drives?

I have two 3TB drives that I want to RAID0. I have important files that I want backed up, and I believe that I'm after RAID0. If that's not correct please don't hesitate to advise me otherwise. I ...
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2answers
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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1answer
94 views

ATA failure on a RAID5 array

I've been getting some RAID5 failures for some time when under heavy load. I've always been able to force reassemble the array after a reboot, and the Event count between the dropped disks and the ...
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1answer
106 views

Hard drive in software RAID5 dissapeared

I have 6 HDDs in my box, 2x256Gb ATA OCZ-AGILITY4 SSDs. Each is partitioned into one block of 48Gb and one block of 208Gb. The 48Gb partitions are RAID0 striped and serve as the swap space (md0). ...
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Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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361 views

how to modify fstab for windows ntfs drive, and removing RAID

I am trying to automatically mount 2 drives that have been previously formatted in windows and have all my research (so I am trying to tread carefully), but running into some questions. The HD are ...
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1answer
151 views

how do I set permissions in a RAID 1data hard drive?

I just set up 2 data HD on RAID 1 in Ubuntu 12.04 (soft-raid), they are ext4. However I can't figure out how to remove permissions on these drives to read and write. I tried using sudo chmod ugo+wx ...
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357 views

How do I migrate to a RAID10 array without losing data

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, OS is installed on a small SSD so that should not be an issue when modifying the RAID array(s). I currently have four 2TB WD Caviar Green drives that I would like get ...
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Existing Ubuntu Server Installation 13.04 and want to add two new HDD and have it seen as i partition

i am a newbie to linux and came from a windows environment. recently a colleague installed Ubuntu server 13.04 on a machine, initially with a 500GB HDD, but it turned out that the server supplier ...
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1answer
478 views

How can I set up FakeRAID/SoftRAID using mdadm without losing data?

There is RAID0 of 2 drives connected through Silicon Image 3132 SATA SoftRAID controller. Under Windows it was partitioned as one dynamic GPT-disk having 4 TB NTFS volume. There is a lot of music and ...
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1answer
401 views

Best configuration for 1 SSD and 2 HDD's?

I'm going to be buying a sata 3 motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3) and a new SSD (SATA 3) as my boot/programs disk. In addition, I will be using my 2 old maxtor diamondback 10's (7200 - 300gb each) ...
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364 views

How can I make a RAID array in my Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower?

I am wanting to use 3 hdds in my mini tower as a RAID array, but am unsure as to how to do this? Is it as simple as it sounds: 1.Plug in all 3 drives with SATA cables. 2.Install Ubuntu 13.04 after ...
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What happens if a HDD of my RAID1 setup fails?

I have the following setup: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 37G 1.1G 34G 4% / udev 1.6G 4.0K 1.6G 1% /dev tmpfs 651M 348K 651M 1% ...
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How can I solve a RAID problem? (second hard drive failing, home not present) on Server

I'a a newby at Ubuntu. In my office there is a Ubuntu 10.04 server with 2 x 1TB hard drives running on RAID . Yesterday, the server could not be booted and it prints out that a drive could not be ...
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1answer
177 views

Hard Disk Formatting Error

so here is the situation.. I installed Ubuntu, pretty sweet.... all was going well till i tried to install an application " LPCXpresso IDE for ARM micro controllers" now the PC hung up as soon as the ...
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Will Ubuntu spin down harddrives in an RAID 10 array?

I'm about to buy parts for a new home server and I'm planning on using Ubuntu(perhaps 12.04 LTS) For the OS, I'll use an SSD. For cold storage(big files, rarely accessed), I'm planning on setting up ...
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178 views

Hardware RAID1 device is the wrong size/too small?

My motherboard has an Intel RAID controller. I set up 2x3TB HDD in RAID1 named "Home". This should make a single device that is about 3TB. This is what I end up with: # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 240.1 ...
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RAID 0, new drive mirroring issues

Here's the run down: We have a 2 disk RAID 0 array. One of the drives failed and the other is marked as depreciating. We aquired a new drive, same specs as the old. To our thinking we simply replaced ...
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Fixing broken raid0 with dmraid?

A while ago when I was still on Windows I had two secondary 1 TB hard drives that used a raid0 setup, fakeraid I believe with Intel. My primary hard drive died which seemed to have messed up the raid ...
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Setup of two additional SSD drives in RAID 1

I have an ubuntu 12.04 setup with two HDD that is setup in a software raid 1. Now I need to add two additional SSD drives for separate storage of some database files. They need to be setup in their ...
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raid advice with SSD and two HDD

I have a new machine with one 128GB SSD and two 1TB HDD. On the SSD is the OS and my initial thought was to put the two HDD in RAID 1 for user data. After some more thought I came up with two other ...
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Disk/RAID Monitoring for HP Proliant Servers and Ubuntu 12.04

How can I monitor the status of the hard disks and the RAIDs of an HP Proliant server using Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 I could use the cciss-vol-status to query the RAID status periodically but ...
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Installing problems with Dell Vostro 3460

I'm having problems installing 12.04 or 11.04 in a new Dell Vostro 3460. The issue becomes on the "Raid" performance that comes with the laptop, a 500GB HDD and a mini SATA 32GB SSD. With Windows ...
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recovering raid 0 hard disk

I bumped to a huge (for me) problem. I was running dual boot system (win 7 / linux) and at some point I decided to test fedora ( I am new in Linux ). My hard disk conf: 3 hard disks each 1 TB, 2 set ...
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Put HDDs in standby after X minutes using hdparm doesn't work

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a home server. There are 5 hard drives: one SSD with the OS and 4 HDDs (Samsung HD204UI) configured as a RAID5 using mdadm. I don't need the RAID very often (say, about once per ...
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Installer Only Recognizes 801GB of a 3TB RAID1 Array

I've been searching as best I can for this precise problem, but the only place I found it exactly was here, and I don't think that the OP ever got an adequate answer. Most of the issues I've seen ...
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1answer
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Disks constantly spinning no matter what I do (jbd2). I'm on the brink of insanity

My disks have been spinning for months. It started with Ubuntu 11.10, and continues with 12.04. I can't figure out how to stop it. I've looked at various folks suggestions online about ext4 commit ...
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Raid Shows Up as Multiple Drives - Can't Mount

I have a single hard drive that the OS is installed on and I have Sil raid card installed with two matching 500GB hdds set up in Raid 0 and formatted- they're completely empty. For whatever reason ...
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Twice the amount of drives show up when setting up a RAID array

I am trying to set up an array, with ubuntu. I have hooked up an array containing 12 drives of 1TB, but when I run the following command, it returns 24 - 1TB drives. What's causing this, and ...