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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Did I lose my RAID again?

A little history: 2 years ago I was really excited to find out that mdadm is so powerful that it even can reshape arrays, so you can start with a smaller array and then grow it as you need. I've ...
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RAID slow on all levels

I am getting very slow write speeds (<1MB) with RAID 1 and RAID 0 (striping and mirroring). The read speeds are sufficiently fast but writing is very slow. At first I thought it was just poor ...
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Raid md device is not remove from memory, how to overcome this problem

I create raid 10 , i removed two arrays form md11 one by one , after that i going to editing the contents those are mounted ( it will be not responding stage), after i try for remove arrays those are ...
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Is Error Recovery Control or TLER necessary for software RAID5 using LVM

I ave been told that for RAID configurations you don't what to use standard desktop drives because they when/if they enter a error recovery mode they might time out and get dropped from the raid. Is ...
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Well supported Hardware Raid Controller

I am currently planning to buy a hardware-raid controller. This became necessary since I am running Linux and Windows in parallel and now need the redundancy for both OS (Im am going to use RAID1 / ...
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AMD Raid SMART Tests Ubuntu Server

I have an AMD SB with Raid 1 set up through that. I installed Ubuntu Server with no problems. However I know through windows one can set up SMART Tests with AMD's software. Is there a way to run SMART ...
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Should I disable write cache in an mdadm array?

My gut says disabling write cache on soft RAID5 is the smart move, but I'm not certain. Possible Considerations: The drives a WD20EARS with 64Mb cache. The server hasn't gone down due to a power ...
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Using btrfs in RAID arrays and partitioning

Probably stupid questions but here goes: Can btrfs use only a portion of a HDD in a raid "array"? I have 3 HDDs: 80GB, 160GB, and 200GB external USB. I want to put root+boot in the first 20GB of the ...
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Is a disk/ata timeout exception dangerous?

I have a few hard drives in mdadm RAID 5 configured to go to standby after a few minutes of inactivity. (Using hdparm.conf spindown_time.) At irregular intervals I get messages like these in dmesg: ...
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How do I know what physical drives/partitions are behind my /dev/mapper/isw_dghbbcaabe_RAID_Volume11?

This is a just upgraded Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS machine. The /dev/mapper/isw_dghbbcaabe_RAID_Volume11 is "new" to the upgrade but I don´t know what physical drives/partitions are included in the "device". ...
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Why can't Ubuntu find an ext3 filesystem on my hard-drive?

This question is related to this question: Not enough components to start the RAID array? I'm trying to retrieve data from a "Western Digital MyBook World Edition (white light)" NAS device. This is ...
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Not enough components to start the RAID array?

I'm trying to retrieve data from a "Western Digital MyBook World Edition (white light)" NAS device. This is basically an embedded Linux box with a 1TB HDD in it formatted in ext3. It stopped booting ...
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Restoring GRUB2 on Software RAID 0 using LiveCD after Windows 7 wiped it

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. However, I need to install Windows 7 back, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. Right now, my partition on my Software RAID 0 looks like this: ...
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Improving mdadm RAID-6 write speed

I have a mdadm RAID-6 in my home server of 5x1Tb WD Green HDDs. Read speed is more than enough - 268 Mb/s in dd. But write speed is just 37.1 Mb/s. (Both tested via dd on 48Gb file, RAM size is 1Gb, ...
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How to fix boot message [RAID partition] not ready yet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mdadm: breaks boot due to “is not ready yet or not present” error I've got a RAID 5 setup for my /home partition. Every two to three boots my hdisks don't ...
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How do I unmark a “failed” md device?

In an effort to clean up from a software bug in md, I marked half of a RAID (/dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 in RAID1) as faulty using: mdadm /dev/md2 --fail /dev/sdb1 mdadm /dev/md2 --remove /dev/sdb1 But ...
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How to access MD RAID via Live CD?

We are currently trying to run access the data on a server running a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller, using the latest Ubuntu Live CD. We need to delete a few files to let the server boot into ...
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Rebuild mdadm Raid5 after OS hard drive died

I have an ubuntu desktop 10.4 "server" with 5 hardrives. 1 of the hardrives had 3 OS's on it (Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Ubuntu 10.4). I primarily used the ubuntu OS so that I could use mdadm and ...
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How can I physically identify a single drive in a RAID array?

I have an external drive bay with 4 eSATA disks in it. My system has a 4-port eSATA card, as well as a pair of internal hardware RAID1 drives. The external drives are in software RAID1 pairs as ...
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Mdadm seems to have completely forgotten about a device and shrunk my array

After a bit of investigating of a problem I've just encountered, it looks like mdadm has completely forgotten about a new device I'd added to an array. I recently added a new device to the array which ...
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Does rebuilding a RAID change data?

I've just restarted my computer which was building up a RAID5 for the first time. This of course meant that my computer had to rebuild the whole thing from ground up. Before I restarted the computer ...
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Is it normal that mdadm has to start from scratch when I restart my computer while it's rebuilding the third disk?

I've installed a RAID5 using mdadm yesterday. Since then it has been rebuilding. I just restarted my computer and it started rebuilding the RAID from scratch. (Had 60% before.) Is this normal or are ...
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How do I align my partition table properly?

I am in the process of building my first RAID5 array. I've used mdadm to create the following set up: root@bondigas:~# mdadm --detail /dev/md1 /dev/md1: Version : 00.90 Creation Time : Wed ...
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RAID array rebuilt no longer mounts — isw_ *randchars*_STRIPE changed

I have a RAID 5 system, ICH10R, on a eVGA classified x58 motherboard. The RAID failed because of an application failure in Windows 7 (dual boot) which forced a hard restart. I rebuilt the array ...
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Can I create a 4TB Raid 1+0 volume?

I'm thinking about setting up a NAS based on Ubuntu server, but before I invest the money, I want to make sure what I want to do is possible. What I'm thinking is a 4x2TB Raid 10, so my usable ...
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How does Ubuntu handle looking at a Windows Raid?

If I install Ubuntu on hard drive A and mount (via nautilus) hard drive B that has Windows 7 installed on it with a RAID1, could Ubuntu even remotely screw up the RAID Controller? Or would it look at ...
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I've lost my MBR and now I can't boot

The other day I was doing my backups and I was looking for more space to store my videos. So I formatted one of my harddrives (I have 4 not counting the external I was backing up to), but this ...
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Installing server on unsupported Areca RAID Controller

I just got a new server that has a brand new Areca 1880 Raid controller which the built in arcmsr module does not support. Areca has updated module source code available on the cd that came with the ...
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Move RAID1 to new machine [closed]

I have an older server with / on one hard drive and /srv on a RAID1 partition, which I remember took some time to set up (I set it up after the installation). I will be installing Ubuntu 10.04 onto a ...
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Ubuntu Server “fakeraid” RAID5 installation [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 server edition on a computer with a RAID5 array. The array seems functional from the BIOS standpoint. The problem arises in the installation when it comes to ...
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Any howtos on de-Xen'ing a box? [closed]

I have a box that has Xen on it. It currently has only one DomU. Given that Xen isn't supported in the newer versions of Ubuntu...are there any good HOWTOs or other instructions for removing Xen? ...
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Is there a Linux software RAID that can be shared with a windows installation?

What are the options I've got when it comes to RAID and Windows?
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How can I create a software RAID drive and install Ubuntu Desktop on that drive?

Since GParted does not support RAID, what tools can we use to create a RAID drive (0,1,5 etc) and then install Ubuntu onto that drive? Assume we are starting on fresh system with no OS.