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Need to buy a 30Tb hard drive, what are my options?

My question is should I go with an enormous Linux raid or a dedicated NAS, and which hardware? [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind on Oct 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me restore a RAID5 array?

I have a software RAID5 array in Ubuntu. According to the SMART status, all the devices are okay (one has "a few bad sectors," but the health is green). I have 5 drives, but I can't get the raid to assemble! I'm about to try raid create as outlined here but it looks risky and I was hoping to see if there's something simple I'm missing. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jan 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Will this RAID survive an Ubuntu installation?

I have an Ubuntu installation with a software RAID. The Ubuntu installation is on a separate disk than the RAID. If I reinstall Ubuntu, will it find and mount the RAID successfully? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Sep 8, 2012 - 5 answers

An array of choices....

Looking for advice from other mefites on how to best use the additional disks I've purchased to expand my current home Linux server. RAID5/6? Native ZFS raidz? Something else? Also curious about use of iSCSI instead of SMB for things like Time Machine, etc. [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I increase partition size in a RAID 1 array with minimal downtime?

RAID 1 Partition Filter: Physical capacity increased. How do we increase the partition size to match on a production machine? Details within. [more inside]
posted by even butter on May 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me design a home server.

Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by scose on Dec 27, 2011 - 14 answers


Choose-my-laptop-filter. This is, in broad strokes, what I'm considering: 15" Lenovo W520 with the 1080p screen, 16Gb RAM and dual SSDs in RAID 0. Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Leon on Nov 27, 2011 - 4 answers

RAID 5 on the motherboard?

RAID 5 on the (Gigabyte) motherboard in Ubuntu Server? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Apr 13, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I mount WD Worldbook drives in Linux?

I have two hard drives out of a Western Digital Worldbook (WD10000D033) that both show up as a Linux RAID partition in cfdisk. How can I mount these drives to pull the data off?
posted by jackofsaxons on Apr 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Partition soup!

Linux filter: I have a Fedora8 machine set up acting as a file server. I want to boot to software RAID5. More inside. [more inside]
posted by gjc on Mar 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Help get data from a raid partition

I would like to recover data from two SATA hard drives that were once part of a single logical partition under Linux [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Mar 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Growable Linux hardware RAID?

How can I make a growable hardware RAID-5 Linux system? Is LVM the right choice, or am I setting myself up for trouble? Lots of geeky details follow. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Mar 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Xebian is not behaving

Nowhere else to ask this filter: I have a xbox Debian (Xebian) xbox and it has (had) a raid drive of two 300GB drives. But now for some reason it got a bunch of errors and I can't get it up and running again. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Jul 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Should I use LVM or onboard RAID for redundant storage?

What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Linux RAID 3ware

I would like to use a 3ware 8006-2L RAID controller for Linux. apparently it is really great and it looks like a true RAID - and no drivers or special setting needed. Anyone out there with experience or comments?
posted by bright77blue on Jan 9, 2006 - 8 answers


Linux/BSD geeks, I need your help. I've got 60Gb of unused HDD space on one of my drives, and I want to install a variant of Linux/BSD on it (I need to upskill, and I want to start developing applications for X11). But I've got a problem: My drives are on an IDE RAID controller which none of the distros I've tried recognise. [more inside]
posted by cheaily on Mar 19, 2004 - 10 answers

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