RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks, and allows for disks to be linked in various ways. Common RAID setups in Ubuntu are a hardware RAID, FakeRAID and software RAID.

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“Unable to reduce RAID LV - operation not implemented”

I've created a logical volume using Ubuntu 14.04 that started off at 80GiB. I resized it to 128GiB, but now I'd like to reduce back to 80GiB. There's an ext4 file system filling the volume. My command ...
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Recover files from one drive from a raid1 array

A couple years ago I created a raid 1 array using two 1TB drives in a computer running Ubuntu 12.04. These drives stored my files (pictures, videos and music) and acted as a server for other computers ...
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How can I find the exact model of a hard disk in a raid?

I have a ProLiant DL380p Gen8 with 4 Plextor solid state drives RAIDed. Since one of these disks has failed (as I see in HP iLO4 of my server) I need to find the exact model of these disks to replace ...
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How to check file-level write performance?

In a very similar question, the accepted answer suggests to do: dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output bs=8k count=10k; to measure the write speed of a hard disk. My tests were inconclusive. I have an ...
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Problem with installation trying to find strange disk

When I use synaptic to install anything (in this case k4dirstat) I always get cascading errors. They start at: run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-runlilo 3.11.0-19-generic ...
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/dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXXX does not exist dropping to a shell

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and when I reboot and remove the media I get the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -check rootdelay= (did the ...
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Do I likely have a bad WD Red HDD? [duplicate]

upon install of a new WD Red HDD in my server I reboot and get the Ubuntu 14.04 loading screen of An error occurred while mounting /home. Brief description: Btrfs Raid 1 filesystem 4 existing disks ...
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Optiplex 740 E - Unbuntu 14.10 - raid install problems

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 onto dual 160gb drives setup in raid by the motherboard of my optiplex. I get through the install, but when after I get the a-ok that the install went well and then ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu on Raid system with UEFI Windows 10

Details of Raid: Type: Hardware RAID 0 (Stripe) Member Hard Drives: 1) SSD 70GB 2) HDD 160GB 3) HDD 250GB Size: 180GB I see.... However I made this specific setup because as you can see I had ...
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Re-install 14.04 and keep raid and lvm setup and data

I upgraded my 10.04 server to 12.04 and then immediately to 14.04. I had installed gnome in part to get graphic support for Boinc. 14.04 does not support my Nvidia Quadro NVS 285 video adapter, or ...
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Restoring Windows [duplicate]

I have been trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop for the last few days. I have been extremely unsuccessful in doing so. All I want to do at this point is to get Windows back. I have an exact ...
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I am unable to mount my previous btrfs RAID 1 home directory on reinstall of Ubuntu server 14.04 (was using 14.10)

Update 2 I mounted as degraded to /home and something interesting happened: jake@DAVYJONES:~$ sudo mount -o degraded /dev/sdb1 /home jake@DAVYJONES:~$ sudo btrfs fi show Label: Home uuid: ...
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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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Need help installing on raid 0 [duplicate]

I hope you al are doing fine. I have always wanted to use ubuntu as my main os but has always failed to install it on my fake raid 0. I have been using ubuntu via a virtual machine when it should be ...
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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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Official Installation Documentation?

Is there an 'Official Ubuntu Linux Documentation' Page on the topic of (How to correctly go about) Manually Partitioning for an UEFI install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and later) During the “Something Else” ...
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No disk space left on root, Ubutntu 12.04

When I restarted my computer, which is running ubuntu 12.04, I got a message that there was 0 disk space left on /. The output of df is as follows: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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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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Iomega Home Media Network Drive deleted partition

I was trying to mount the IOMEGA HMNHDCE under my UBUNTU machine, in order to copy data en proceed with installing a new linux version. http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:Home_Media_CE It ...
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Trying to access/mount raid array with gpt partition table

My raid arrays seem to be giving me alot of hassle under linux. I have 2 RAID 0 arrays: - 2 x 120GB SSD with MBR partition table (windows 7 x64) - 2 x 3TB HDD with GPT partition table (data/storage) ...
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How do I properly access Windows software RAID 0?

I am a new Ubuntu user with a fresh installation, and am eager to get started with it. However, all of my important data is on Windows software RAID 0 array, and I need it to stay there as I'm also ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 LSI 9240-8i driver installation

I'm quite new to Linux and just got my LSI 9240-8i I'm running ubuntu on a normal SSD on the Mobo sata port. i've downloaded the drivers for ubuntu from here: ...
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if using ubuntu raid sofware and os fail what happen to data?

if i setup a server with raid using ubuntu server software, what happen to data if os (ubuntu server) fail Raid 10 : disk 1 disk 2 disk 3 disk 4 disk 5 disk 6 to 2 partition os data
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RAID in Ubuntu 14.04.1

I'v been red about how to create RAID partitions during installations but it seems to need "alternative installation CD". Unfortunately, there is no download link for alternative ubuntu 14.04. Why? Is ...
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How to report a bug to the installer?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on an old Mac workstation with EFI firmware, and I'm trying to use software raid for the root partition. The installation aborts during package installation(maybe ...
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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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File recovery data copy

This is my first time using Ubuntu, and I'm using it to recover data from the drives of my dead READYNAS. The commands used to access/mount the RAID were obtained from here: ...
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raid10: can't read superblock

Up until a few minutes ago I had a functioning raid 10 device (/dev/md0) consisting of 4 x 3TB disks. My operating system (headless ubuntu server 14.04.1 lts) is mounted on a 120GB SSD seperate from ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and RAID-5 for data files

I want my NAS to run a lot like Freenas or Nas4free in that I have a separate drive for my OS and all other files (like WWW, media, plex media server and minecraft) run off the raid-5 (3*3tb WD reds). ...
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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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Cannot mount 2 windows merged ntfs volumes in ubuntu 14.04

when my brand new Ubuntu is trying to mount my two hard drives that was merged in windows 7 I get this message: Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/luttikon/Media 1: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Questions About Raid 1 Configuration

I am considering setting up a RAID 1 configuration. My intention is to secure my data by having it on two hard drives. I have a couple questions. 1. What if one hard drive fails? Will Ubuntu ...
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grub fails to install to MBR (RAID+LVM+LUKS)

Please note the edit at the end I'm building a home server (my first attempt at it) using Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 on an old machine (BIOS doesn't support UEFI), and I want to set up the whole system on ...
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Guidance on moving a raided / to a new set of disks

Running Ubuntu 14.04.1 up to date. Besides a ZFS pool I'm using for my data, I have my root partition on a mirrored software raid, and would like to move to two larger disks. Here is my parted ...
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Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
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Is there anyway to undo wipefs?

So I (very stupidly) performed a wipefs on my XFS formatted 4tb Linux (software) raid 5 array in trying to convert over to a bcache setup (I was following some instructions online and should have paid ...
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Xen 4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 dom0 “Gave up waiting for root device”

I've failed to get any response from users on the Linux Mint forums, however, Mint being an Ubuntu egg, I thought I'd try here. I attempted to install Xen hypervisor 4.4 on a clean install of Linux ...
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ubuntu 12.4 server is stuck on blank screen after grub [duplicate]

server 12.4 64 bit installed with raid and lvm ubuntu 12.4 server is stuck on blank screen after grub. and in grub recovery server given below error system wait for the right device ? missing ...
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update-grub fails on lvm cryptoroot

Disclaimer: I'm running this server now but I did NOT install it. I have two disks connected to an Intel Hardware Raid Controller running in RAID1. On top of it there is a fully encrypted 12.04 ...
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Can I mount two USB3 'flash' thumb-drives in a RAID configuration?

I am asking before I buy... I am getting a new Chromebook to run Ubuntu on. For storage I would like to use the two USB ports with a thumb-drive in each (I don't plan on using any other USB doodads). ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading with Software RAID1 on Fresh 14.04 Server Install

I've looked at all of the forums, and tried doing multiple fresh installs and continue getting the error "Unable to install GRUB in /dev/mdx - This is a fatal error" My current setup is 2 2T drives, ...
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Mirror my LVM data disks - Ubuntu 14.04 Server

First of all, this is my first post, and I am very new to Ubuntu and everything Linux. My problem is this: I recently installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on my home server's 1TB drive. I also have 2x 2TB ...
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save failed software RAID array

I have a machine where the sata card failed and caused me to lose my raid array. I tested the drives externally and they are in good shape. I have moved the drives to a new machine (with enough ...
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Raid 0 with usb?

Is there a way to use two or three external hard drives to set up a Raid 0? Are Pci cards for this purpose available/dependable?
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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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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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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 ...