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Can I transfer my mdadm Software raid to a new system in case of hardware failure?

I have minimal experience with mdadm and software RAID, but I have a Dell Poweredge T110 II with two separate RAID 0 arrays, a total of two drives each array. I'm anxious that the software setup ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to recognize FakeRaid volume

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a new machine based on an Asus Z10PE-D8 motherboard with Intel FakeRaid. The boot drive is an SSD with dual boot Windows 7 and Linux. I also have two ...
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Failure to mount raid array after upgrade to 15.10

I need help fixing my RAID arrays. here is what happened: I previously used ubuntu 14.04 with an SDD for the system and two identical 1TB drives as RAID1 array. Each drive is partitioned in two ...
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Migrating from dmraid to mdadm

I have a problem that a 6.9TB RAID5(FakeRaid) logical volume is shown as 3.2TB in Ubuntu. Some study on the web and I found that this may be because dmraid is being used while mdadm has better support ...
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Raid 5 Array will not start and one drive failing SMART test

First of all please forgive my noobieness but I will try to provide as much info as complete as possible. I had recently experienced a power outage that resulted in my Raid 5 Array from starting. ...
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After Installation Ubuntu Server 14.04 Show Blank Screen and can't Login (Problem with Raid)

I have a home server with below specification: - Asus Z87-C motherboard - 2 Internal Network Card (One On board and One PCI) - 2 X HDD 1TB (RAID1-Mirror through motherboard solution - Not Software ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - RAID 5 volume vs capacity discrepancies

I currently have a RAID 5 setup on an Ubuntu 14.14 RAID setup includes (3) 2TB disks. The RAID /dev/md127 is showing 4.0 TB in size. Which would be correct I believe on a RAID 5 setup with 6.0 TB in ...
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Setting up a RAID 1 NAS with a seperate OS HDD?

So I'm a solid ubuntu-amateur with only a year of experience or so hoping to put together an ubuntu-samba file server and looking to learn more. I have seen a couple tutorials however the tutorials ...
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MDADM Superblock can't be read - raid 1 mirror

I have a ubuntu linux box, with a raid mirror, 2x3TB using mdadm It's not the system disk, but a raid 1 mirror that contains my files. After power cut, restarted and now getting "can't read ...
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Building a light weight home server/NAS. Question on RAID and filesystems

I'm planning a build that will be using Ubuntu Server 14.04. I have been trying to learn as much as possible and practice in virtualbox before actually installing any hardware. I am really enjoying ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Desktop on RAID 1

I am having to rebuild my Ubuntu MYTHTV system (RAID 1) on new hardware due to power supply failure taking out major components (originally built on Feisty). I understood that RAID support was being ...
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Kubuntu one SSD of mdadm and Nvidia drivers fail to load at same time

My problem seemed to start during a manual update although I don't know if that was coincidence or causal. About 20% of the way through downloading the update, it just stopped. I left that window ...
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RAID array somehow has extra drive, how to remove using mdadm?

I have a simple RAID 1 array as follows: sda (2TB total: partition1: 15GB partition2 1.8TB) sdb (2TB total: partition1: 15GB partition2 1.8TB) md0 = RAID1 15GB md1 = RAID1 1.8TB Somehow, md0 ...
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What provides the mdadm-raid boot facility?

Three of my initscripts depend on boot facility mdadm-raid. In particular, user@host:/etc/init.d$ grep mdadm-raid * cryptdisks:# Should-Start: udev mdadm-raid lvm2 cryptdisks:# Should-Stop: ...
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Mdadm. Disk already part of an array

I am trying to delete my RAID array and start again because of some annoying error listing my gpt is corrupt. I used gparted to delete all the info off the disks, so they say "unallocated" on each ...
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Failed Raid 10 Disk - Cannot mount raid to recover

New to Linux and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu version 14 with 4 x 2TB drives in a raid 10 array. 2 of the drives have failed and I cannot get the array to mount in order to fail the drives and add new ...
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mdadm error at boot (exit code 1)

Since the 30 OCT 2015, after an update-reboot I've started to see these messages in the error log: systemd-udevd[345]: Process '/sbin/mdadm --incremental /dev/sda1 --offroot' failed with exit code ...
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Migrating from broken motherboard

I have a 14.04 LTS Server that I use for virtualisation with KVM. The server has two hard drives with RAID 1 using mdadm (pretty standard as set with the Ubuntu installer). Yesterday, the motherboard ...
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Attempting to Recover a Raid 5 array with 1 failed disk and complete hardware failure

Long story short - Synology 1511+ reported HDD failing and gave me an option to attempt to recover. Came back some hours later to find the entire device had failed. Built a new Ubuntu box installed 4 ...
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How can I add drives to increase the capacity of a software raid 5 without losing data?

So I built a server for all my media streaming and storage needs. It's got three 3TB WD Reds in it configured in a RAID 5. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I had a friend set up the raid for me (I'm ...
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Restore RAID Drive on New OS

I had a problem with my Debian operating system on my SSD and have removed it (Debian) to install Ubuntu server. Originally, on my Debian operating system, I had installed mdadm and had a spanned ...
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remove mdadm raid1 without loosing data

I have 2 hdd's in raid1 using mdadm. Now i want to completely disable raid but i want to keep data on disk 1, and use disk 2 separately Is there a way to do this. Ill be honest, i know what raid ...
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How do I convert a RAID 4 array to RAID 0?

I had a three-disk RAID 0 array and ran the following to add a fourth disk: mdadm --manage /dev/md127 --add /dev/xvdi Each disk is a 1TB EC2 volume. The array took about 40 hours to reshape. About ...
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copy partition table on raid1 restore to the wrong disk

My computer had a broken disk (SMART warnings). Before I had no raid1. I created one following this tutorial: ...
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Can't boot: “mdadm: CREATE group disk not found”

After running apt-get upgrade yesterday and shutting down, I'm no longer able to boot Ubuntu 15. The last several lines I see during boot are: Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... done. Begin: ...
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how to empty /boot on ubuntu server 14.04 LTS

I have made a NAS drive which is running server 14.04 LTS and up until today its been working fine but I now have a problem updating it. I keep getting a message saying there is no more space on /boot ...
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mdadm - Obsolete Array and current Array have same UUID. Current array won't assemble on boot

It's rare I ask questions, but Google has turned up a blank on this one, so here I am. I have a problem with my mdadm software Raid running on Ubuntu 14.04 Server edition. Specifically, I seem to ...
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Fixing a broken RAID5 using mdmadm on Ubuntu 12.04 [QNAP device]

One of our QNAP NAS had gone down while alerting on disk thus they were all working/accessible on the array. And I'm trying to recover the DATA as the QNAP NAS neither boots nor responds with/without ...
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Hardware raid 0 SSD with TRIM

I currently use 1 SSD with discards enabled in my fstab, but I am looking to move to 2 SSD's in RAID 0. If I hardware raid 0 the drives using my motherboard, would trim still work using the discard ...
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Looking for driver on HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i

I owe hp MicroServer ProLiant Gen8 G1610T, I need the driver (any version of ubuntu is good) of the controller B320i because in case of damage of HardDisk, the system asks "Do you wish to start the ...
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Use Marvell 88SE9172 sata controller for HW RAID 1

I setup a hardware RAID 1 with a Marvell 88SE9172 sata controller on a GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 motherboard. In my BIOS all settings seem fine and the RAID 1 was setup using the post boot setup. ...
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Automatic mounting RAID array which is mounted manually

For our server setup, we have a RAID array which is being setup once and we have actually never rebooted the server. Right now the array is working fine, but I would like to add its entry to fstab so ...
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Replace failed disk in RAID 1

two days ago one of my two drives in my software RAID 1 (that was setup using gnome-disks) configuration failed. I could not access the files in the meantime. After short research it seems that I have ...
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mdadm: Unrecognised md component device

I'm attempting to redo a RAID1 setup on two identical 1 TB drives /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc that has not been successful. I start with: sudo parted /dev/sdb (parted) mklabel gpt (parted) print free ...
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Failed attempt to create software RAID1--repair or start over?

I've been attempting to set up a software RAID1 (mirror) under Ubuntu 15.04 on two identical 1 TB drives. Here are the bad instructions I followed. What follows is my documentation as it stands now: ...
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How to test the performance of various software raid levels?

I am getting ready to reformat and reinstall the OS on my machine. I run a Postgres server on it that it mostly reads and not a lot of writes. It is backed up to external devices frequently so the ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a software RAID 10 array?

I'm planning to set up a low-traffic server using RAID 10 with four disks. I'd like to have Ubuntu 14.04 installed onto that RAID array. I've seen plenty of guides explaining how to set up RAID 10 ...
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After `apt-get upgrade` mdadm won't auto-assemble RAID at startup

After a simple apt-get upgrade, mdadm won't assemble my intel raid anymore automatically. This leads to fstab entries not being mounted and so the startup fails. I'm dropped into a recovery shell ...
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special device /dev/mapper/jmicron_JRAID1 does not exist

It is my first post .. so first of all thank you all for the good effort. Concerning my problem now. On my Ubuntu 14.04 I used to have a disk (sdb) on raid (software cannot recall raid type). Suddenly ...
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One drive removed from RAID5 each restart

After almost each restart my RAID 5 array is being degraded. Very suspisous thing I found in dmesg Log First SDA and SDB logs can be found, Then MD0 - without SDC and then SDC. What can be a ...
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Software RAID 0 FAILS using mdadm on Kubuntu 15.04

I've read a lot about RAID on linux and decided to go software raid instead of fake. My hardware is 2x Samsung 250GB mSATA ssd in a laptop. So I want to run these in raid 0 configuration. The thing i ...
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Drive failed in RAID, other drive has SMART errors. Which to trust?

I've had a RAID1 setup running in my machine for a couple of years, and recently the array has become degraded. Looking at mdadm information, it looks like the one drive has failed, but when I look at ...
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Intel RST (option rom, bios) raid and mdamd, how to?

I have 4 x 6TB hard drives which has been setup for RAID 10 in the BIOS (option rom: Intel RST (v12.7.0.1936)) on my P6T7 WS ASUS Motherboard with modded bios (BIOS) which works : lrwxrwxrwx 1 root ...
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How to change raid1 to raid 11?

raid1 --> /dev/sdb /dev/sdc raid11 --> /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdd -> bad sector /dev/sde -> new hard disk I have for hard disk. And I have created two raid in that with raid array raid1 ...
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How do I change my RAID configuration(mdadm)

I would like to change my current partitioning and RAID configuration without reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04. Here is the output of sudo fdisk -l: md0 is /home and md1 is /tmp I would like to change it ...
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Mdadm array showing as UUID?

I have an ssd with ubuntu and then 4 hdds in a mdadm array. I had to reinstall ubuntu and now am seeing the array but only mounted as the UUID and the array appears as an external drive in ubuntu. ...
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Is TRIM Supported for RAID0 in Intel Matrix RAID in Ubuntu 14.04?

It appears that TRIM is supported for RAID0 arrays with mdraid in Ubuntu 14.04. Intel now supports TRIM to Intel Matrix RAID (RSTe) RAID0 as of series 7 chipsets (and Intel's Windows driver). Ubuntu ...
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Software RAID disapears after rebooting

I'm currently trying to setup a media server and I'm having issues with my software RAID. It seems like once I reboot the server the RAID doesn't get assembled despite there being an entry in the ...
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How to remove erroneous busy flag in mdadm

I have a system that I'm trying to configure and update to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a pair of drives which were previously the boot system. There are four RAID-1 sets: sda1 and sdb1, sda2 and sdb2, ...