a utility to administrate Linux Software RAID devices

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Slow raid5 resync with WD Green drives

The Question Why is my initial resync so slow? Initially cat /proc/mdstat reported ~ 30000K/sec. I then increased /sys/block/md0/md/stripe_cache_size from 256 to 16384. That increased the speed to ...
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Rebuild a vaporized dmraid array using mdadm

Executive Summary While upgrading from Utopic to Vivid, my system removed dmraid, which I was using as the RAID controller for the array that I booted from. How can I rebuild the array using mdadm ...
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Anyone else having trouble accessing dynamic windows partitions from Ubuntu?

So, I have been trying to access my striped (software raid disk from Ubuntu) for at least six months. Now I know there are guides out there, but they are a bit hard to follow, at least for me. So I ...
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Can't mount RAID5 Array - Ubuntu Server 14.04

My server froze last night so I had to do a cold reboot, upon logging in I couldn't see my RAID5 Array mounted, I checked in Disk Utility to start the array but recieved this error message. Error ...
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is it possible to undo convertion from raid5 to raid6?

I converted my 3-disk RAID5 to RAID6 with : mdadm --grow /dev/md1 --level=6 --layout=preserve --force The change was immediate, (no rebuilding - there was no extra device, it was still 3 drives), ...
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Software RAID 1 is only showing half its expected capacity

While installing Ubuntu 14.10 I manually partitioned and set up software RAID 1. I have 4 HDDs, each 2 TB. On each drive I set 8 GB of swap space and made the rest ext4 and bootable (both as software ...
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RAID not assembling after reboot, throws “uuid not in config file” even though it is

I created a RAID5 array using 4 x 2.0Tb drives using the disks GUI. I used mdadm --detail --scan >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf to save the configuration. I opened the mdadm.conf file and double ...
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Shouldn't have left SATA port empty when creating RAID?

I recently added an md RAID5 to one of my computers. The boot & root filesystems were on the motherboard's SATA port 1, which became /dev/sda. I left port 2 empty for future use (oops?!) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Boot fail after installing mdadm…“Incrementally starting RAID arrays…”

I am testing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on Virtual Box. My ultimate goal is to build a real world RAID1 SAMBA home server. This is my first foray into a Linux distro. I have come a long way in the last 2 ...
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Software RAID and Ubuntu 14.04.2

I recently changed my Plex server from the headless Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 to Debian 7.8, during which stability issues sprouted up with my software RAID which I thought were tied to Debian. I ...
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How to start RAID array?

a few months ago two volumes in my Synology DiskStation 412+ NAS crashed and until now I am still unable to recover the data but I am motivated and won't give up. I am able to see the hard drives ...
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Software RAID with FakeRAID already enabled Ubuntu 14.10

Somewhat new to the Linux world, so I apologize if this seems a bit foggy: I dumped a bunch of drives into an old case with the goal of making a Ubuntu NAS. I enabled the on-board RAID option on my ...
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12TB storage, can someone help me? :)

I have thought about making a RAID 5 with 4 hard drives, 4TB each. There are files with few KB and other files with some GB. I want it to be as stable as possible. This will not be mounted as / or ...
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Upgrade 12.04->14.04 broke mdadm RAID10. Boot stops

Server was an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and was running just fine. All four drives in server are SATA spin-drives. /dev/md0 - swap RAID10: sda1, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 /dev/md1 - root RAID10: sda2, sdb2, sdc2, sdd2 ...
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Raid Drive Won't Assemble

I had a server with Raid 5, and I wanted to wipe everything and do Raid 10. I deleted the raid 5 as best I could, zeroing superblocks, removing it from fstab, etc. And I created the raid 10. Now, I ...
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failed/degraded raid5 array recovery

First, thank you for your time and effort with helping to recover this raid array. I have a personal raid 5 array that is in rough shape. The failed array has eight 2 TB drives that were built up ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server 14.10 on an existing IMSM container (mdadm) of a machine that does not support the EFI specification?

How can I install Unbuntu server (14.04LTS or 14.10) on an existing IMSM container (using Intel's RST technology) on a machine that does not support the EFI specification? This is actually a business ...
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Fakeraid in Ubuntu 14.04 wont auto assemble on boot

I'm trying to setup a 4TB raid 1 using fakeraid (intel matrix storage manager) as secondary storage. I'm able to assemble the raid manually using mdadm with the following commands: sudo mdadm ...
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Going from a single 3TB disk to a 4-disk 6TB RAID10

I have a 3TB standalone disk (EXT4 in a 4-bay eSATA box) that I would like to integrate into a RAID10 array by adding 3 more 3TB disks. I'm hoping to do this nondestructively, as it would take ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failed to boot in recovery mode with Degraded RAID1

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in RAID1. Suddenly the system failed to boot (using Ubuntu with linux 3.2.0-45-generic Pae) with an error message There appears to be one or more degraded RAID ...
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How do I move several LVM VG's on a pair of software RAID5 arrays from one Ubuntu install to another?

I have two software RAID5 arrays with LVM sat on top. I'm moving from Ubuntu 12.04 on an old PATA drive to Ubuntu 14.04 on a new SATA drive. I have the basic system up and running but now I'd like to ...
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Mount points keep changing

I have a problem that is driving me insane. Every time I update the kernel, my mount points for all my internal and external HDDs change. Now it is happening each time I restart my server. This ...
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How to configure RAID + 2 LVM volumes via preseed?

Internally, we use Ubuntu (14.04 Trusty) on our workstations, and until now we've done all of our builds by hand, including the creation of RAID/LVM/LUKS-encrypted volumes. This doesn't scale, and ...
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MDADM: 3-drive RAID5 won't assemble (event count off by 2)

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and when i tried to fire up my RAID it will not assemble... even using --force won't help, which is odd because yes the event counts are off but only by ...
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Installation on 3 HD setup: mdadm is missing

I have an SSD (sda) and 2 HDs (sdb,sdc). My target is to install Ubuntu on the SSD and setup a RAID0 over the 2 HD. I manually installed mdadm and created the md0 device and created also the ...
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Reinstall ubuntu from scratch while keeping mdadm raid

So I have been stuck on 11.10 for fear of doing a dist upgrade and breaking everything trying to go up multiple versions. It has come a time that I finally should move up to at least 14.04 and looking ...
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Setup FakeRaid Raid1 for data only for Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 7

I want to create a FakeRaid RAID1 array of two hdd's that are being used only for data, no OS's on them. My OS's are Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 7 which are each on seperate hdd's. Almost all of the ...
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Mdadm Raid 5 Array with 2 Failed Drives

My setup is as follows /dev/sdb/ /dev/sdc/ /dev/sdd/ /dev/sdf/ I have the following 4 1.5TB drives in a mdadm raid 5 array. One of the disks (sdb) died on me leading the array to start up running ...
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Rebuild Windows RAID 0 for permanent use in Ubuntu 14.04

My old PC (Core i7 920, Asus P6T-SE, 6GB RAM) recently suffered a motherboard hardware fault. The 2TB RAID 0 array containing the Windows installation and mostly media library was no longer ...
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RAID5 … TYPE=SWAP

I have been looking for help but so far couldn't find. Have a computer with 4x500gb and 1x60gb. The hdd of 60gb it's where I have my OS. Recently I had a problem with the hdd and I had to reinstall ...
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mdadm Raid crash help

A buddy of mine, has Iomega NAS with 4 drives. The raid on it has crashed. So I'm trying to see if I can the the Raid back up - and copy the data from it. I'm a bit stuck, and hoping that someone here ...
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mdadm reports "

I'm running a software raid1 array with two 32GB USB 3.0 sticks holding my 14.04 LTS server. Querying the array returns the following: root@microserver:/home/leuser# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : ...
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Why would simply adding options to a mount point in /etc/fstab change mount points for various hard disks?

I edited my /etc/fstab and simply added "noatime" to my ssd drive entry. That is all I did to the file. I then saved the file and immediately rebooted. The system then hung during boot because mdadm ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with hardware RAID

I have been having some issues with trying to install Ubuntu off of a live usb. The system has a Intel hardware RAID controller and I wish to run my two HDDs in RAID 1. I have come across and issue ...
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What happens in bcache if the cache ssd dies?

I'm creating a NAS and I've been doing a lot of research on the different SSD caches. I have a 120gb ssd which is more than enough for the OS so I want to use most of it as a cache for the md raid5 ...
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Remove mdadm raid5 but no loosing data!

I have 4 disk with 3TB every one (4x3=12TB) I was searching to recover information to remove the raid5 without loosing data. But I found that post here So I followed the steps but my question is, ...
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How can I recover my RAID 5 array after removing 3 or 4 of 7 disks?

I'd like to undo what I've mistakenly done. From Disks I removed 4 of 7, 2 TB disks from the software RAID 5 array. I am unable to bootup and come to this: error: disk 'mduuid/long UUID number' ...
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Can I write data safely to a RAID-1 ARRAY while it is resyncing?

Will the files be in all drives on the array when the sync is complete? What if a disk fails while sync is in progress?
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Will a fresh installation of Ubuntu recognize two drives that have been in a RAID?

I have a computer with three hard drives - one is the boot drive and the other two are in RAID1. The RAID is software RAID created during the Ubuntu installation. If I reformat and reinstall Ubuntu on ...
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Serious RAID problem that panics system

System: Dual Xeon E5-2630 CPU, 32GB RAM, Primary disk is a SATA-III 512GB Crucial SSD OS: Xubuntu 14.04.1 I am having a serious problem with RAID on this new system and hope some of you can provide ...
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How to Create Virtual Block Devices

I want to create multiple virtual block devices like /dev/sda and then use them to create an md device for test purpose. I have mounted my root filesystem on /dev/sda1 and don't have extra space to ...
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How to add software RAID-1 to an existing non-RAID system?

I couldn't find any tutorials for converting a non-RAID system (Ubuntu 14.04 in my case) into a disk-level RAID-1 system after installing a second disk (/dev/sdb) Is the following correct? sgdisk ...
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Unable to uninstall/install apps do to mdadm

So I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I had a software raid 5 running. Since the upgrade my raid array seems fine? I can still access it and put files on it etc but when I run any apt-get install or ...
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LUKS on software RAID not mounting on boot

I am trying to setup an encrypted disk using LUKS on a software RAID that was setup using mdadm on 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.13.26 armv7l) (Odroid U3). The problem is that the LUKS container is not ...
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Problems with RAID1 after 14.04.1 update, related to bad geometry: block count

I did some research but I can't quite point out how to resolve my problem. So I need to askubuntu. I setup my RAID some time ago, so I don't remember all the details, all I know is that is RAID1 and ...
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mdadm doesn't seem right

I watched a youtube video where a guy made a raid 1 with 2x 2 gb usb drives. I am using 2 x 3tb disks to have a raid 1 mirror. My concern is my sdb1 size=-1364702208K sdd1 size=-1364702208K. which is ...
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How can I ensure simple way RAID 1 is working?

I have formatted 2 large hdds and connected them to RAID with commands: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 mkfs.ext4 /dev/md0 mkdir /mnt/data mount /dev/md0 ...
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raid mdadm “active,resync” after reboot

I created a raid1 (Intel RST + Ubuntu Server 64Bit). I waited until the mdadm status of the raid changed to "clean". All worked fine. But I noticed that after every reboot, mdadm shows "active,resync ...
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How to fix RAID1 array by mdadm with script?

In system works two RAID1-arrays madadm. There is one reserve disk to change faulty disk. I need to write a script which will be monitoring disks and automatically fix degraded array. How do you ...
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mdadm raid1 boot error

I created a RAID with Intel-Rapid-Storage(RST) - containing 2 3TB HDDs. Then I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 64Bit. Everything worked fine and then I did a reboot. Then I got the following error ...