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Raid5 can't start degraded, dropping to shell

Already posted about this here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2219141 but thought I could post here as well, in hopes that it would increase my chances of a solution :) I've been running ...
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HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I was researching about new Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and the Proliant ML350e Gen8 with B120i RAID controller. I found that HP certified Ubuntu without RAID engine on 12.04 server version, but now I ...
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optimal ubuntu home server/raid setup

I have two machines at home (plus laptop and work laptop) that I just put in rackmount cases. Right now each machine has several drives not set up with RAID. In the not too distant future, I want to ...
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RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
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VMHosts and SSD drives

EDIT: (Sorry for the wall of text) not so new Linux user but I still consider myself mostly a novice, because this is me jumping off the diving board, ANYWAYS:... From what little research I've ...
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Which is better for a home media server: zfs or btrfs or LVM/md? [closed]

I'm looking at building a new home server and would like a flexible filesystem. Both btrfs and zfs are interesting. I want to be able to do soft raid and have flexible solution allowing me to expand ...
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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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Realigning Ubuntu RAID - partition misaligned by 3072 bytes

I've run into this issue with the "Advanced Format" drives - and it is dramatically affecting the speed of the array. All resolutions I found seemed to deal with RAID arrays if Ubuntu was a part of ...
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Ubuntu Server Raid Swap

I installed Ubuntu server 12.04.3 LTS with RAID partition by installator, In free command swap is 0. root@xxx:~# free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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RAID setup for small application server?

I want to setup a small application server running 12.04, mostly running bioinformatics tools. The box has 16GB of RAM and 12 core and 6x2TB SATA disks. I need a system partition of, sat at least ...
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39 views

Trouble installing Ubuntu on a secondhand IBM server

I recently picked up a secondhand IBM x365, and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've installed Ubuntu on countless personal computers, but never before on a server. I made my bootable disc (I have a ...
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ubuntu desktop installation

I've been searching on the internet for quite some time to find a solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer build. I would like to install ubuntu desktop on a ssd and ...
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IBM ServeRAID Manager (Application CD v 9.30)

Is there a way to install IBM ServeRAID Manager from the "IBM ServeRAID Application CD 9.30" to run it in Ubuntu Desktop and/or command line environments? After installing Ubuntu 12.4.x on 3 IBM ...
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29 views

New to Linux - Need Suggestions on Hardware that is compatiable

I want to either build a tower or use my Lenovo TS130 server with Ubuntu. My goal is to do RAID 1 on the tower and install Ubuntu. The purpose of this machine is to use it as a file server for my ...
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1answer
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Decrease in Network Speeds On 12.04

I have a newish 12.04 box that I converted from FreeNAS due to the difficulty with the FreeNAS operating system and slow transfer speeds over gigabit ethernet. I got 12.04 setup without many ...
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29 views

Cannot replace a faulty disk using mdadm raid1

I have a Software Raid 1 array that I build a couple years ago. One day, after I loss current, the array became corrupted. One the drive was corrupted so, I removed it from the array and rezeroed it. ...
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121 views

Home Microserver using Ubuntu and ZFS: about ZFS

I see this topic is quite a popular ([1], [2]) so hopefully I can get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like ...
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Installation on RAID 6i array?

I've been trying to get some linux distro - ANY linux distro - to function on an HP DL380 G4. I have an array of six 36gb SCSI320-SCA drives on the onboard HP SmartArray 6i controler; not a single ...
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280 views

Unable to install busybox-initramfs

I tried to install 13.10 Server to 2x3TB HDD with the following partioning (RAID1 + encrypted root and home) 2 times to following: 256MB EFI-Boot 500MB /boot RAID1 0,95TB / RAID1+encrypted 2TB ...
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60 views

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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95 views

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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hpacucli on HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 with Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bits

I'm trying to get working the HP Smart Array utility "hpacucli" on a ProLiant DL320e Gen8 server since it's officially certified. The program is installed successfully (I followed this guide) but ...
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How do I make raid with 2 disks on Ubuntu server?

I have two 500 GB disks that I have installed on my ubuntu 12 system, One is my main file system, and the other I partioned as a RAID disk in the ubuntu installation. I would like to remount the ...
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978 views

Installing Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 using Raid 1, Need a step by step guide [duplicate]

Lately, I am trying to build a server that uses Ubuntu Server 12.04.3(64bit) . I am facing problem while wanting to install under a software RAID(RAID 1). My Server spec are as below: Proccesor: ...
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Ubuntu Server 13 hangs on boot, help?

All that appears on the screen is the blinking cursor, and it never seems to go away. I am pretty sure this may be a permissions problem. The reason I suspect this, is before the problem occured I ...
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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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1answer
806 views

RAID5 over LVM on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3

I'm trying to create a RAID5 software array using LVM. I use VirtualBox as I'm only learning how LVM works. So I've created 4 virtual SCSI drives and then did the following: pvcreate /dev/sd[b-e] ...
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398 views

mdadm starts resync on every boot

Since a few days (and I'm positive it started shortly before I updated my server from 13.04->13.10) my mdadm is resyncing on every boot. In the syslog, I get the following output [ 0.809256] md: ...
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290 views

Problem with MDADM RAID5 after power failure, disk missing

I've been running my server with Ubuntu Server 12.10 for quite some time now and it's been up for about 260 days give or take. This morning we had a power outage which unfortunately did not only reset ...
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1answer
61 views

Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
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Installing ubuntu server 13.04 amd64 over RAID1 won't show grub boot loader

There was a Windows 2008 server R2 machine with a 500GB raid 1 via Intel hardware. I'm installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 amd64, over the raid 1... The installer recognizes the RAID, and I confirm to ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 won't boot. Software RAID 1

I need to fix this issue I have in one of our machines. Motherboard is ASUS Z9PE-D16. We have 4 SATA drives enabled and one of them has failed. It's the drive in port 1. So the system is not booting ...
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106 views

Raid drives are missing filesystem

I recently had to do some troubleshooting with a RAID 5 on Ubuntu Server (a software raid). I ended up removing everything and start from scratch with 2 new drives. So I took out 2 out of 4 drives, ...
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121 views

How do I change volume sizes on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 without reinstalling?

I have a HP DL380 G7 Server with the HW Raid configured at Raid 1+0. Previously, I have 146GB LFF SAS Installed but I since have upgraded to 600GB LFF SAS Drives. Since the Mirror Rebuilding was ...
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How can I create a RAID array with >2TB disks?

I would like to know the correct way to set up a software RAID array on an existing server. I have two brand new 3TB disks to use for the array. Specifically, I want to set up a 3TB RAID 1 array, ...
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Want to upgrade Dedicated Hosted Servers running 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS

I have leased a pair of server from a service provider that came with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and a RAID 1 mirror. I have ssh access to the servers, and root, but I do not have console access. I tried to ...
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95 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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126 views

install server 13.04 with raid1 (+encrypted partitions) failed

I am trying to install 13.04 Server with Raid1 + full disk encryption. I didnt manage to, so I reduced the to setup only to Raid1. However I still didnt manage to. I receive to following message: ...
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Expand RAID array

I'm pretty new to RAID, so please forgive my silly question. I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64 installed on a pc having 4 hdds. During RAID setup I selected RAID10 and (my ignorance) choose 2 active ...
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274 views

How can I install Ubuntu Server on a pre-configured RAID configuration?

I recently came into possession of an IBM xseries 346 server with 4 SCSI drives in some RAID configuration. The server doesn't boot so I thought I would install Ubuntu server (12.04) on it, but when ...
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Raid Issues Cannot Boot and Getting Superblock Errors

I am getting the errors below. How do I get the RAID array fixed. I'd like to get it mounted via the live cd that im booted into as well. Just so I can backup a few items. My setup boots from the RAID ...
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145 views

SparesMissing event on /dev/md0

I had to smother a server a couple days ago and it caused my RAID 1 to mark a drive as dirty and it was taking FOREVER so i used mdadm to mark the dirty drive as faulty. I did this because i had to ...
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145 views

Non Bootable system -> Ubuntu is installed fine but it doesn't boot!? [closed]

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and I am trying to make it a web server. I have tried installing the Ubuntu server 13.04 and Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have had no luck. The only thing that works is the ...
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I have tried to install ubuntu in my HP Proliant ML350e Gen8 Raid 5 server

I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Proliant ML350e Gen8 Raid 5 server. While installing, it produced a fatal error on my monitor. Please note I have bought 3 servers in the same ...
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Server - Ubuntu 11.10 Raid1 - Drive Failure - Remaining drive has Bad Blocks

Ok, I have a Ubuntu 11.10 Server 64-bit. It was setup with a Raid1 /dev/md0. /dev/sda1 failed completely. /dev/sdb1 is still there and booted as a degraded array. I shutdown the server to remove ...
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126 views

raid1 array starts with 1 active drive after reboot

I have a RAID1 array from a previous system I would like to connect to my ubuntu 10.04 system. The array was made using Debian and consists of 2x1TB disks. It's a software raid made using mdadm. I ...
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170 views

Which file system supports RAID and is mature enough for a media server?

I am planning on setting up a home media machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.04 (please let me know if this makes a difference). I have 4 hard drives and I am looking for a file system that supports ...
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Guidance please - RAID1 archtecture questions

I am in the process of setting up a HP proliant server with dual 2tb drives in a RAID1 configuration. I will be running Ubuntu server 12.4 LTS. Ubuntu will run on a separate disk either USB stick or ...
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MDADM - Degrading when copying files to share

We have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server which is configured with a 2 disk software 1 RAID (mdadm). The disks are 3TB and partitioned with a 1MB GPT partition and with the remaining assigned to the RAID. ...