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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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Why do I see permanent disk activity on my software raid partition (/home)

I installed Ubutu 14.04 server with this partitioning: / on an SSD /var and swap on a single SATA drive /home on a software raid1 consisting of 2 SATA drives. I switched all partitions to noatime. ...
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My VirtualBox VMs Virtual Disk Folder are missing after reboot

I using VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and yesterday one of my windows guest got bluescreen so swithed off my guest. After restart it won't start, when I saw the guest virtual disk file and folder ...
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Setting up RAID 1 on 14.04 with an existing drive

I have a currently installed Seagate ST3000DM001 (about 90% full) and a new Seagate ST3000DM001 (blank). I would like to setup RAID 1 without losing the data on my currently installed drive. If I ...
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Creating a RAID1 Array, “Disk doesn't contain a valid partition table”

I'm trying to create (two) software RAID1 arrays on two identical 4TB non-boot drives. I'm following advice from several forum posts but keep running into trouble. Here's what I've done so far: for ...
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How to make Intel fake RAID 0 volume appear on boot with Ubuntu 14.04 in a multi-boot environment?

I have a computer with a Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 mainboard, a 256 GB drive for booting and two 3 TB drives meant to use in a RAID 0 setup with both ext4 and NTFS partitions. We are planning running ...
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Ubuntu installed /home to visible RAID array, but can't find it on boot

I'm using the Desktop version of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I started up the liveCD, installed mdadm, and created a RAID 1 array on a 3 TB HD. I then restarted, went directly into the installation menu, and ...
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data distribution after adding additional disk in raid 5

"I had set up raid 5 by equal capacity with 3 hard disks in ubuntu 12.04 and I need to perform scaling.After adding 1 disk,how to monitor the data distribution and possible inputs.Is it possible?"
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and RAID

I have 2 128GB SSDs on Asus Zenbook. I tried to boot into Ubuntu live CD (try Ubuntu) and create RAID from: Then tried to instal uUbuntu, but it fails to install grub on RAID. Another solution I ...
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How to install Ubuntu server 14.04 on LVM RAID?

I want to try install ubuntu on LVM RAID logical volume, but fail on step grub installation. There are my steps as below: 1. use three HDDs called sda, sdb, and sdc to create a volume group. 2. ...
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How to setup a Ubuntu Raid to be accessed by the Domain Active Directory Server

I'm new to this. I have setup a Ubuntu 12.04 server on a Dell PowerEdge FS-12. I have setup a large area on the FS-12 (raid 50) to replace one of the drive mappings on the windows 2003 server. I ...
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Dual boot ubuntu with raid configuration

I have a pc currently running on windows 7 with following specifications: Intel Core i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80 GHz Installed memory RAM: 6 Gb When configured it was RAID and showing 2 partitions, But when I ...
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How to make RAID1 on running ubuntu 12.04

I want to make RAID1 on a running linux I installed the Ubuntu server 12.04 Then, I installed the backuppc software. I installed the OS on a HDD with 160GB of storage So, I want to put another 2 x ...
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RAID drive not detected by Lubuntu installer

I wanted to install LUbuntu on a old computer: a P4C 2.53GHz asus P4PE 2go RAM with a WD raptor 36go (sata) as system disk and a maxtor damondmaxplus8 40Go (uata). Currently Mageia 4 is installed ...
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Unabel to open another HDD with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Windows 8.1 next to Ubuntu 14.04, on one HDD. This first HDD working fine, I can access to my windows file etc. But I have another HDD named "Maya" where I have ...
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Basic question about RAID/FlexRAID

I have an Ubuntu Server install (14.04.01) that I have been using for about 1 year. Its mostly used as a Samba and Plex server running off one 3TB hard drive. I purchased two more drives with the ...
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Fresh install of 14.04 server edition doesn't boot

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 server, but on power-up I get the error message "Reboot and Select proper Boot device", even though I've set boot priorities correctly. The server is going to be a NAS. It ...
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OVH - Dedi 14.04 Server - Raid Reconfiguration Help for a Total Noob

I am a linux noob and have been saddled with a problem far beyond my abilities. My situation is this: This box: http://www.soyoustart.com/us/offers/bk-24t.xml (6x4TB drives) OVH image based ...
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Can't Reboot mdraid

I just created a raid 0 array with the following commands: # Install the necessary packages sudo apt-get install xfsprogs mdadm -y # Create the RAID 0 array. mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 ...
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Create a RAID5 on my Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have an operational Ubuntu Server 12.04 with only one HD (1Tb). I need more capacity and stability, so I bought last week 3 HD(1Tb each) to make a RAID5 and migrate the information of the old HD to ...
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Extra RAID array keeping disks busy

I have a software RAID-5 with 5 disks (Seagate ST31500341AS). SMART was saying that one was at risk of IMMINENT FAILURE. I replaced it with a new disk, also a 1500GB Seagate. The array wouldn't start ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server with RAID 1 and Windows 7 for file backup

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with RAID 1 with 250GB (2 x 250GB). And, on my notebook, I have Windows 7. Ubuntu Server shows up on my notebook but won't copy/move any of my files that I want to ...
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Degraded mdadm RAID5 array & ARRAY UUIDs mismatch (Ubuntu 14.04.1)

Every reboot on my server results in a halt due to a degraded RAID5 (software) array. The same drive /dev/sdc appears to be dropping out each time. I ignore and boot with a degraded array any ways. ...
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Cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on HP 650 - Cant recognize Windows partition

I have a notebook HP 650 and I removed Windows 8 to install Windows 7. I have disabled Secureboot and installed Win7 successfully. When I boot Ubuntu live cd, the installation manager is unable to ...
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Problems booting from software RAID

TL;DR: created RAID 1 at installation of Ubuntu desktop but it won't boot after seemingly successful installation, although boot utility seems to indicate that GRUB is installed I am trying to set up ...
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Help fdisk 4 (near) identical 1TB drives

I have 4 drives to setup a Raid 5, but apparently they are not identical. I am not sure what steps to take next. It seems that I have (3) 512 and (1) 4096 sized drives. What should I do to format, ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a pre-built RAID Array

So I've got a RAID array built (Via the ASUS motherboard, 2 disks, RAID 1). When I try to install Ubuntu server on it, the process runs as normal (Apart from the drive is detected as md126p1 rather ...
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I lost my raid…(it won't load)

After plugging in an extra drive I lost my raid drives. In the drives GUI it shows all of the raid drives as connected but when I go to start the raid it says: /dev/md/Storage assembled from 1 ...
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Raid Scaling using MDADM

I have 3 equally-sized hard drives. I would like to use mdadm to do software RAID scaling on these. Is this possible in Ubuntu 12.04? Is there another tool I should use?
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how do i setup raid on my harddrives

yes hello I have 5 2tb hard drives in my computer I use it to record TV as a DVR for my TV one 2tb section has Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I would like to use all the hard drives for TV show. how do I do this ...
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format/build raid 5 with one 4k drive, three 512b

I have 4 WD 1TB drives which I want to 4x1TB Raid5. I am not sure what course of action to take next. How do I configure my 4th drive (sde) to align with the rest? Will this affect performance? I ...
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Installation with FakeRaid

I have a problem while installing Ubuntu on my laptop. Actually, Windows 8 is installed with a raid0 managed by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. At first, I tried to install without delete this ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 Server x64 on Intel Array 1 system

I have a server with Intel i7 technology. It comes with 2 hdd (2tby each) and I configured (using bios) as RAID1 (mirroring) When I started Ubuntu Server installation, it recognizes the array, asked ...
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Multiple Independent BTRFS Volumes

I have 4 x 2 TB drives. I want to set up one pair as a BTRFS RAID 1 volume, which I have done. I want to set up the second pair as a RAID 0 data, RAID 1 metadata volume, which I have not been able to ...
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Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...
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How to select the number of mirrors in a raid10 with mdadm

i know ho to create a raid10 with mdadm but i don't know what is the parameter for select the number of copies. I have 6 hard drives. Using the default values it will make only a copy of 3 hard ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Win 7 on a RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual-boot with my windows 7 in a RAID 0 array of 2 120gb SSDs, but I'm having some problems. I had to reinstall Windows 7 and created a partition for it, with the ...
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Trying to mount drive /dev/sdc: TYPE=“nvidia_raid_member”

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 this weekend. Here is my setup: 128GB SSD = Win7 128GB SSD = Ubuntu 14.04 500GB Seagate Barracuda = Files, music, photos, etc For some reason the SSD with Win7 is ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14 on PowerEdge doesn't boot on RAID

I have a Dell 1U PowerEdge 1950, and for some reason, we cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop edition on it. I know what you're thinking... why are you installing desktop? I have asked the same ...
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Ubuntu instalalion Fail Fuel deployment on Dell 1950

I am trying to use Mirantis Fuel to deploy OpenStack and encounter problem with Ubuntu installation, I am using Dell 1950 with no RAID set so the system detect 3 attached disk, upon finishing ...
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Drive failure in Raid1. Can't replace

I have a software raid1 and mdadm emailed me that a drive failed. Following steps I found online, I marked as failed and removed the drive from the raid. I replaced the drive with an exact make and ...
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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 preload driver before Ubuntu 14.04 installation?

I have a Raid card: LSI 9311-8i. I want to install OS on RaidCard, but original Ubuntu 14.04 does not include mpt3sas driver, so it cannot detect the raid volume. How to make Ubuntu detect the volume? ...
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14.04 - Replaced drive in Software RAID 1 - How to make bootable?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 x64 server with 2 500GB drives (sda and sdb) in a software RAID 1. I just had to replace sdb. Adding it back to the array with mdadm and resyncing was a snap. The problem I'm ...
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RAID 0 Superblock recovery?

Cool, I have a Synology Diskstation 212j, with 2x3TB drives in RAID 0 (I know, I know, I was very naive; never had a drive failure before). About a month back the volume crashed, I recovered the ...
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Hardware upgrade: hardware vs software RAID

I've decided to upgrade my system disk (Ubuntu 12.04) from a 7200 RPM EIDE HDD to a SSD. But my motherboard only supports 2 SATA drives, which are already allocated to a RAID-1 array. Clearly, I ...
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64 Bit Xubuntu on Full Software Raid 0 Using Mini.Iso

What I am asking is doable but the thing is I forgot how to do it since the last time I did. I recently upgraded my Ram to 8Gb from 2Gb. I am using an Asus Maximus Extreme with an intel core 2 duo ...
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linux server hard drives raid 0

I have a question about my hard drives configuration on my linux server build on server. I have 2 x 3TB hard drives attached to it, but they are configured as RAID 1 at the moment. So the data is ...
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how to install an ubuntu server with everything that the ubuntu desktop has?

how to install an ubuntu server with everything that the ubuntu desktop have? I am using 14.04 on a fresh server with raid disks
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Reinstall Grub on a Raid-1 via LiveCD

I had a hardware issue which caused my Ubuntu Server to fail. After the problem has been resolved I still cannot boot into my Ubuntu installation, but fall into initramfs instead. To me it seems that ...