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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Stuck after Wubi installer

So after the Wubi finished the install and rebooted, something failed and went to busybox shell. I have tried this twice now. System Specs: I7 930 OC 4.21 6GB DDR3 1600 Mushkin Blackline C: WD ...
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Change md array UUID on harddrive

I've had some trouble, yet again, with my mdadm array (raid 5). One disk popped out, then a few things went on to get to the point of hiring someone to helpfully fix the array. Now after all my paid ...
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XFS File System Fails - Can't read Superblock

After this (Iomega Home Media disk corruption - data recovery help asked) problem solved... i have a new one.. I'm trying to understand why my Iomega Home Media Stopped working, and need for that to ...
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Ubuntu Lucid/12.04 manual installation with RAID/LVM

My goal is to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using two 1T disks with mixed LVM over RAID. I am running the installation using the mini ISO (bad quality CDs had read error when I tried to use server ISO, so ...
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what is the difference between installing raid form bios and from disk utility in installing system?

what is the difference in configuring raid in Idrak bios and configuring raid in installing Ubuntu or any other system?? is it faster in configuring raid from bios and more good performance and can i ...
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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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Manage flag question - can I remove RAID flag ? what can I safely change to?

I have a SATA 750GB hard drive that I took out of my failed WD my mybook and plugged into the controller on my ubuntu machine. Ubuntu 12.x LTS desktop does see the drive in disk utilities BUT the ...
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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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Recover Orphaned RAID 0 from Silicon Image controller with Linux Software RAID?

I had an old XP machine in Raid0, 2 x 120gb drives on a Sil3112 controller. The drives are intact (afaik) but the motherboard or P4 is toast. Id love to recover precious photos from the drive or dump ...
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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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Unable to boot Ubuntu - dual environment with Raid

My new desktop has the following configuration (1 SSD with windows 7 installed) and a 2TB pair of Raid 1 disks. Windows is installed on the SSD (120Gb) which includes a boot partition. I have split ...
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Mdadm RAID array doesnt recognise harddisks at startup

I created 2 hardware raid 0 arrays of 1TB each. They are currently working fine. I've got those 2 arrays and a real 1tb hard-disk in a RAID1 array, which is 1 tb. The reason I'm doing this is because ...
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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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RAID Driver ubuntu 13.10

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on an old computer with a MSI 7032 K8T Neo-V motherboard which has a build-in RAID 0/1 controller. I tried connecting two other HDD's in RAID 0 (from a home server) to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Installer can't see 2nd SSD

I am on an Acer Aspire S5-391, and it previously ran windows 7 with 2 SSD's on a RAID0 configuration. Long story short, I messed up the MBR on windows,which corrupted it, and I had to reinstall it. ...
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Ubuntu12.04 not booting after installing exim

Also getting: error: reloc offset is out of the segment After I followed this tutorial (youtube) (installing exim on the ubuntu) my ubuntu server, boots up till the point where you can select ...
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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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Can't use any of my pool storage: raid z2 8x3tb drives

Created a Raid Z2 pool in Ubuntu 12.04 with 8 3tb Red drives. I created the pool using disk IDs and used Samba to set up sharing. I can see the pool folder in the file system, and can share it, but ...
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rescue data from corupted HDD

I have Ubuntu server with 3 x 1.5TB SATA2 on Software RAID5 and LVM, it runs as VPS Node. This morning guy from datacenter sent me mail that sda is corrupted and it needs to be changed... So he ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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Install RAID 1 on existing system

Does anyone know if the directions here will work with a 12.04 system? If not, any other possible instructions would be appreciated.
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How can I make my system bootable again after transfering it from an smal HDD to a RAID 1 Volume

I'm trying to move my Ubuntu system from a 320GB Disk to a Raid1 Volume. Based on the artikel: How do I move my LVM 250 GB root partition to a new 120GB hard disk? What I have done so far: ...
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Remount raid 5 array

I reinstalled my operating system (now a kubuntu 13.10 x64) and i need to remount my fake raid 4 (3 disks). Can someone help with ideas ? sudo dmraid -r /dev/sde: isw, "isw_bbcbheecjj", GROUP, ok, ...
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Unneeded RAID recovery

I have two software RAID 5s. Today when I turned on my server (after it was off for two weeks when I was on vacation), I got the message that the software RAID is degraded and was offered RAID ...
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Wrong disk geometry on USB enclosure

I have a sata disk formatted in a NAS that use it in linux raid 1. I have removed the disk from the NAS ed mounted it internally in a PC with linux. Linux correctly recognize the disk and I'm able ...
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mount another drive to the same directory

I recently purchased a server that was advertised as 2TB (2 1TB drives) in size, when I use it it reports only one of the drives, I would like to be able to use both as if one drive. here is the ...
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disk failed during reconstruction

Yesterday a disk failed in my mdadm RAID-5 array. I replaced the faulty disk and added it to the array. The reconstruction begins. When I woke up this morning I had a uncomforting mail about a disk ...
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WD MBWE II (White Strip Light) unable to access

I do not know if this is the right place to ask this question ... I hope someone here can help. I'm trying to retrieve data from a WD MBWE II (White Strip Light) 2TB (WD20000H2NC-00) NAS device. ...
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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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Hardware Compatibility

I am looking into buying a LENOVO RD330 SERVER with a ThinkServer RAID 500 Adapter II RAID controller. I am having problems finding out if all of the hardware that I am wanting will be compatible with ...
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Asus X79DELUXE Motherboard

Has anyone run Ubuntu on this motherboard, Does everything work. My current Motherboard(Asus P8Z68-V) does not have USB3.0 or RAID support. Everything else does work. X79DELUXE
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selecting a motherboard for new build

I am designing a new system based around Ubuntu(of course) and I am looking at a list of compatible Motherboards. The motherboard I currently have Asus P8Z68-V does not have RAID or USB3.0 support for ...
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installation on RAID set “seeking device”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (No 13.10 because of this error (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1241589)), the installation succeeded, but with an error that he could not install bootloader ...
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Ubuntu Install 13.10 - media change

I'm in the middle of an install of 13.10 on a Poweredge with RAID 5 setup. It is asking for a "media change" and "release AMD64 Salamander (20131016)". I have the CD in the CD drive, but it won't go ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 software raid

I had already Ubuntu OS installed on my desktop PC, where the software RAID 5 is configured ( 3 partitions /, swap and home ). This system was upgraded from the 11.04 till 13.04, it was quite messy, ...
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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 Server SSD primary OS, user data/home folders on secondary RAID1

I have a 60GB SSD drive that i want Ubuntu Server 13 installed upon, and user home folders (except for root) automatically redirected to a secondary RAID1 array. Each hard drive in the array is 2TB. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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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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mdadm automount

I have a system running ubuntu 13.10, booting from a 50GB SSD. Attached to the motherboard are also three 2TB disks. configured into a 4TB RAID array. After ubuntu boots, I can mount the RAD volume ...
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Ubuntu GRUB SSD Raid0 Win8.1

I have a notebook (Asus UX51VZ) with 2x256GB SSD Raid0 and EFI. - Have Windows 8 Professional pre-installed - I never use, but keep it - I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 (updated to 13.10) - I have ...
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How to install software to OS on other disk?

Have installed 13.10 on a RAID1 array following this guide: http://www.michielovertoom.com/linux/ubuntu-software-raid/ Everything went fine, except for the last step where I'm supposed to install ...
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SMART and RAID on Linux

I am about to move some of my small company services to Ubuntu while still learning it. I'm also about to buy a hardware raid, and a guy reviewing an IBM/LSI controller in this article said, that ...
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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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How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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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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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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Dell Power Edge 1800: Won't Install

I'm trying to install 13.10 on a Dell 1800 which gets to the the "checking system" portion of the install then it locks up. The keyboard then blinks at the CAPS LOCK and the SCROLL LOCK LEDs; & I ...
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How to cache (more) data on SSD/RAM to avoid spin up?

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 running on a 40GB SSD with a raid 5 mounted for media files. I access the files often via samba either with a Raspberry Pi for music playback or with another PC for the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation with Raid 1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on IBM System x 3250 M4 with RAID 1. During Partitioning. After Select Manual as the partition method. Select the first hard drive, and agree to Create a new ...