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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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell precision R5500 Desktop

It will be really good if someone can help me with this issue. I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the Dell Precision R5500 and when i install the Ubuntu Server , i started to get this Issue. This ...
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Installing alongside windows on raid 0

I currently have Windows 10 on 2x150gb raid 0 configuration (plus 2x1,5tb hdds with data, not raid) and want to install the latest ubuntu from dvd. If I choose the first option (to install alongside ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 not loading on Asus X99-E WS SOFTWARE RAID 1

I have TWO 1TB drives configured as SOFTWARE RAID 1 using the Asus X99-E WS motherboard. Both Drives are connected to the Asmedia SATA controller instead of the Intel SATA controller. I intend to use ...
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Bootable flag doesn't change to “on”

Installing Server 14.04 and configuring software RAID-1. I already made my swap partition on my first HDD, and when i configure the remaining FREE SPACE, the option for "Bootable flag:" is present but ...
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Do I have to name partitions?

When installing Ubuntu Server 14.04, am I required to name all my partitions or can I leave the "name:" field blank without running into any problems/confusion now/later? I'm pretty new to the Ubuntu ...
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copy partition table on raid1 restore to the wrong disk

My computer had a broken disk (SMART warnings). Before I had no raid1. I created one following this tutorial: ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 with Promise FastTrak TX2650 configured as RAID1

I am very new to linux and hope that you guys will be able to help me out. I have TWO 1TB drives configured as RAID 1 using the PROMISE RAID BIOs setup. POP in the installation disc and started the ...
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how to empty /boot on ubuntu server 14.04 LTS

I have made a NAS drive which is running server 14.04 LTS and up until today its been working fine but I now have a problem updating it. I keep getting a message saying there is no more space on /boot ...
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Hardware (/fakeraid?) RAID 1 fails to show correct size using Asus X99-PRO

I have a Ubuntu-only system with 3 disks, 1 SSD drive and 2 identical mechanical drives. The first one has the core Ubuntu install while the latter 2 I want to set-up with RAID 1. Unfortunately I get ...
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mdadm - Obsolete Array and current Array have same UUID. Current array won't assemble on boot

It's rare I ask questions, but Google has turned up a blank on this one, so here I am. I have a problem with my mdadm software Raid running on Ubuntu 14.04 Server edition. Specifically, I seem to ...
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Ubuntu Server Installation is Getting Stuck

I have been trying to install Ubuntu server on my IBM x3550 server to replace windows server; and the installation was doing just fine until it reached "Running live-installer-console-setup" at which ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 on HP Microserver Gen8 does not recognize logical raid volume

I am having the problem that the Ubunto 14.04.3 Server does not recognize the logical volume built by the b120i raid Controller of my HP Microserver Gen8. I installed the server on a micro sdcard ...
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Rebuilding RAID 10 after crash

I am running a RAID 10 The structure 1x USB drive contains the systems and is the bootup disk. 4x 2T drives contain the RAD10 Array. What happened: • 3x 2T disks and 1 x 1.5T disk • Recently ...
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Fixing a broken RAID5 using mdmadm on Ubuntu 12.04 [QNAP device]

One of our QNAP NAS had gone down while alerting on disk thus they were all working/accessible on the array. And I'm trying to recover the DATA as the QNAP NAS neither boots nor responds with/without ...
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Hardware raid 0 SSD with TRIM

I currently use 1 SSD with discards enabled in my fstab, but I am looking to move to 2 SSD's in RAID 0. If I hardware raid 0 the drives using my motherboard, would trim still work using the discard ...
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Looking for driver on HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i

I owe hp MicroServer ProLiant Gen8 G1610T, I need the driver (any version of ubuntu is good) of the controller B320i because in case of damage of HardDisk, the system asks "Do you wish to start the ...
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BIOS Not Detecting RAID Array After Adding SSD

My system used to boot to a RAID 0 array of 2 300GB HDDs, then I added an SSD as a secondary drive, and now it doesn't detect the RAID array at all, not in the bios, and on boot just hangs at a blank ...
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Ubuntu MaaS Raid Preseed

Straight to the problem. I need a raid configured during the maas node commissioning via preseed file and I'm unable to find any meaningful documentation on how to do it. For example I need a preseed ...
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Use Marvell 88SE9172 sata controller for HW RAID 1

I setup a hardware RAID 1 with a Marvell 88SE9172 sata controller on a GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 motherboard. In my BIOS all settings seem fine and the RAID 1 was setup using the post boot setup. ...
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Automatic mounting RAID array which is mounted manually

For our server setup, we have a RAID array which is being setup once and we have actually never rebooted the server. Right now the array is working fine, but I would like to add its entry to fstab so ...
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Repair/Reset Hard Disk - DON'T MIND LOSING DATA!

I have an Alienware M14x R2 with a Seagate Momentus hybrid HDD/SSD. I clean installed Windows 10 today and I booted Gparted from a USB to edit my partitions. I accidentally ended up moving the OS ...
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Cannot Install on a Thinkserver TS-140

Has anyone had a successful install of Ubuntu on a TS-140 RAID? I got it to install on my system AFTER I deleted the RAID partition into 2 separate drives. Called Lenovo/IBM tech support and they ...
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Attempting to recovery data from an iomega MHNDHD NAS Drive

Hi I have an iomega MHNDHD NAS Drive that smart diagnostics showed was on its way to fail so I did a ddrescue on the data partition and saved the data to an image. There was quite a few bad sectors, ...
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Error when installing Ubuntu for the first time

I'm trying to install Ubuntu for the 1st time. First time installing any Linux program. Have a brand new just ought of the box Thinkserver TS-140 with 2 - 1 TB drives configured as RAID 1. I get to ...
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Replace failed disk in RAID 1

two days ago one of my two drives in my software RAID 1 (that was setup using gnome-disks) configuration failed. I could not access the files in the meantime. After short research it seems that I have ...
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mdadm: Unrecognised md component device

I'm attempting to redo a RAID1 setup on two identical 1 TB drives /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc that has not been successful. I start with: sudo parted /dev/sdb (parted) mklabel gpt (parted) print free ...
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Install Ubuntu to RAID0 created from “Live” desktop

I am booting 14.04 Desktop 64-bit to the "Try" desktop (Live). In the "Live" boot, I use dmraid to construct a softraid from the two 750GB hard drives on my machine, and then select that when I ...
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Suspected broken partition table

My machine is running Ubuntu 15.04 (amd64). I have two SSDs for the OS in hardware RAID1, and two 3TB rotary drives in fake RAID1 which hosts my encrypted home directory. This evening I was ...
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Failed attempt to create software RAID1--repair or start over?

I've been attempting to set up a software RAID1 (mirror) under Ubuntu 15.04 on two identical 1 TB drives. Here are the bad instructions I followed. What follows is my documentation as it stands now: ...
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How to test the performance of various software raid levels?

I am getting ready to reformat and reinstall the OS on my machine. I run a Postgres server on it that it mostly reads and not a lot of writes. It is backed up to external devices frequently so the ...
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Install RocketRaid 644L Raid Controller driver on Ubuntu

I bought a RocketRaid 644L and get stuck at driver installation. uname -a Linux hb38-backup 3.2.0-41.generic #66-Ubuntu x86_64 GNU/Linux lsb_release Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 lspci RAID bus ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a software RAID 10 array?

I'm planning to set up a low-traffic server using RAID 10 with four disks. I'd like to have Ubuntu 14.04 installed onto that RAID array. I've seen plenty of guides explaining how to set up RAID 10 ...
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After `apt-get upgrade` mdadm won't auto-assemble RAID at startup

After a simple apt-get upgrade, mdadm won't assemble my intel raid anymore automatically. This leads to fstab entries not being mounted and so the startup fails. I'm dropped into a recovery shell ...
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special device /dev/mapper/jmicron_JRAID1 does not exist

It is my first post .. so first of all thank you all for the good effort. Concerning my problem now. On my Ubuntu 14.04 I used to have a disk (sdb) on raid (software cannot recall raid type). Suddenly ...
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

My Btrfs raid 6 array seems to be broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it happened during my vacation). ...
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HDD pooling/partitioning suggestions for media server

I have multiple hdds that I would like to pool together. Sizes are as follows: 2x1TB; 2X2TB; and 1x4TB. Running Ubuntu server 14.04 on a separate SSD with the primary purpose of using this machine ...
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OS drive and Data drive partitioning on Ubuntu Server 14.04

My server has 1GB RAM, 160GB nvidia RAID 1 disk that I want to use for the OS and a 2TB nvidia RAID 1 disk that I want to use for data (for Samba shares). What would be the best partitioning and file ...
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Install Ubuntu on Btrfs Raid1 pool

I have seen the post Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives, but the solution suggested there does not help me. Before using Btrfs in a production environment I wanted to give it a try in ...
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One drive removed from RAID5 each restart

After almost each restart my RAID 5 array is being degraded. Very suspisous thing I found in dmesg Log First SDA and SDB logs can be found, Then MD0 - without SDC and then SDC. What can be a ...
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RocketRaid 642l Driver Ubuntu 14.04.3

I am having issues installing the drivers for my rocketraid 642L card. What happens is during boot it just hangs and then the raid card makes a very loud beep until I reboot. Without their driver ...
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Software RAID 0 FAILS using mdadm on Kubuntu 15.04

I've read a lot about RAID on linux and decided to go software raid instead of fake. My hardware is 2x Samsung 250GB mSATA ssd in a laptop. So I want to run these in raid 0 configuration. The thing i ...
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16 TB what filesystem I should use

I need a 16 TB volume by 6 drives x 4TB. I use the last version of ubuntu. I need the filsytem very stable. How I can created this volume. I should use ext4, xfs, zfs, btrfs, with mdadm ? Thanks a ...
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Virtual disks not detected on hardware RAID with megaraid_sas drivers

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server. I have an Intel RMS25CB080 hardware RAID controller, which internally has an LSI MegaRAID SAS 2208 controller. I boot off of a software (mdadm) RAID 1 array ...
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How update mpt2sas driver?

Is there some guide to update mpt2sas driver to latest version 20.100.00.00 (git)? I have strange NMIs in logs. Tried everything - CPUs, memory, MB Bios, raid controller (LSI 2008) bios and fw, Intel ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 with adaptec RAID. How do I find my RAID folder in webmin

Ok so probably you'll be laughing at me for such a noob question... I have just set up the above system that I want to administer through webmin. All working fine but can't find RAID directory or ...
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Create RAID array of image files

OK, so I've got three image files in /home/, and they each reside on different physical drives: image1.img image2.img image3.img Each image is the same size, and I want to put the images ...
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How to check which disk is mounted where? How to mount all spare disks?

Doing a df -h: alvas@mt:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 3.5T 2.7T 597G 83% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 63G ...
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Please help recovering accidentally formatted NSA disk (linux raid)

I accidentally formatted wrong disk using gnome disk utility. The Toshiba 1TB disk has been used in NAS Zyxel NSA320 and i planned to mount it in my ubuntu to make a backup. I use only one 1TB disk ...
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How to use HP's RAID driver for Smart Array B120i, e.g. ProLiant Microserver G8

At HP's Certification Matrices it is mentioned that there are no Smart Array B120i RAID controller drivers. It is suggested to use the controller in AHCI mode, use software RAID instead and forget ...