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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“Special device does not exist”

I have 3 hard drives in my machine. Two of them are 1TB drives with my old home partition on a software RAID1. I installed an SSD as a 3rd drive with a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 currently running. I now try ...
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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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Correct way of RAID partitioning

This is a more theoretical question I ran into after I found out that it is possible with newer Kernels to create partitions on a RAID-volume. Since Grub2 it is possible to have /boot on a ...
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How to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 with mirror RAID?

I've now spent hours trying and failing to figure out how to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on my new desktop while setting up RAID as part of the installation. I tried following the following two ...
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How to remove swap from RAID1 Array?

Can anyone point in the right direction on how to remove SWAP out of a RAID1 configuration? According to the Ubuntu Advanced installation guide, here, it said to add swap to the raid but I am having ...
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How to access a fake raid?

I have a fake raid, which I wanted to access using mdadm /dev/md0 -A -c 128 -l stripe --verbose /dev/sda /dev/sdc which should be right, as far as I understand the man page. But I get the message ...
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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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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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/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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MDADM RAID1 Home Server System disk error: incrementally starting raid arrays mdadm: Create user root not found

I'm not sure what else to check. Everything below looks sane to me but the system hangs on boot. This is a home server with four disks crammed into a Dell OP620. Each pair of disks are assembled as ...
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Error on choosing location while freshly installing 14.04 [closed]

I'm trying to install 14.04 on my desktop and am running into this error after going through the partitioner. Error screen: Additional information: My system has da fake raid array (Raid 0). ...
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Installing problems with Dell Vostro 3460

I'm having problems installing 12.04 or 11.04 in a new Dell Vostro 3460. The issue becomes on the "Raid" performance that comes with the laptop, a 500GB HDD and a mini SATA 32GB SSD. With Windows ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 and Hardware RAID 5 and LVM

I have an existing database server setup with RAID5 (3pcs 1 TB disk - usable is 2TB). One of its partition is /data is LVM. There is production data already in there so we opted to create another ...
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Crashed Ubuntu 12.04 Server -> Need Help Recovering & Transitioning To New Server

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a single 2 TB hard drive in a somewhat-older small form-factor (SFF) PC for a while now. I had a headless CrashPlan client installed on it to back up ...
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How to partition for a successfull boot with raid5 + lvm +encryption

I have been trying to make this setup work for several days. The system never boots... When I do a setup without the software raid I can get it to work. How should I set up my system partition to be ...
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How can I set up FakeRAID/SoftRAID using mdadm without losing data?

There is RAID0 of 2 drives connected through Silicon Image 3132 SATA SoftRAID controller. Under Windows it was partitioned as one dynamic GPT-disk having 4 TB NTFS volume. There is a lot of music and ...
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Would Mdadm be faster than fake raid adapter?

I just bought myself 2 x 3tb wd red drives and a startech 4 port raid card . Unfortunately, I have a very, very strong suspicion that this is a 'fake-raid' card as it is not from any of the main ...
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SSH Commandline - Ubuntu x64 dedicated server raid-0 array creation LOG [ After reboot : Disk /dev/md127 doesn't contain a valid partition table ]

I followed this tutorial but failed as it seems, i tried for a couple times, here i throw the towel: ht-tp://www.rustyrazorblade.com/2012/07/setting-up-raid0-in-ubuntu-12-04-in-aws-high-io/ ...
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Is it possible to emulate a (windows) raid controller to recover a raid1 mirror?

So, Im gonna make a point to ask this question a couple of ways for the sake of wording, and how it might trigger a memory that someone might have experience. Heres what I have: 1. Two hard drives ...
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Hard time installing Ubuntu

I have a MSI GT780DXR that currently is booting windows 7. I've been trying to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu for some time now. Here's specs that I think would make a difference Windows 7 500GB*2 ...
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RAID 10 not being found by installer

I had ubuntu installed with raid 0 enabled. I have added 2 more disks went into the bios deleted and created a new raid setup using raid 10 (total of 4 disks now). However during install of ubuntu ...