It also handle unexpected output changes and reminders until the status is fine again. RAID status can be obtained via the mpt-status tool. Information regarding the analysis of units connected to Areca RAID controllers can be found in the following article:. As long as you have decent SATA controllers it will work fine or one can say perfect. BIOS upgrade from a Linux system 4. This page was last modified on 14 January , at Not aware of any method of detecting the status for this RAID.

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If the name changes between kernel versions, remember to include information in the detailed information section. You should also consider using Linux software raid. Information regarding rebuilding units connected to 3ware RAID controllers can be found in the following article:.

Since the server required a lot of IOPS, I discovered that 3ware is not able or wasn’t a that time, i don’t know right now to deliver enough performance.

The following criteria is being considered: LinuxRaidForAdmins last modified Furthermore, the following commands are very appropriate for deployment in scripts that will be ilnux executed to notify server administrators by email, for example, when there are problems with the status of the RAID arrays. If such information is easily available, monitoring tools can be written to detect and report failures. The array-info tool can extract the RAID status for cciss devices.


More details A blog post claim supermicro provide a tool to get the status out from the command line.

When a server dies, I’d like to be able to plug the disks in another server and start it. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in. I don’t usually boot from mdadm arrays, they have issues with grub2 in modern 3awre os’, i think that’s more grubs fault though. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

There are Debian packages of both tools available from http: It show all needed informations in just one command. Here is a screenshot to see how it looks: Current software for managing AAC arrays is available at Pinux website: 3ward ‘sg’ module must be loaded for it to work, the cli program segfaults without it.

We don’t know any current Linux distrubtion which miss theses drivers so no additional step should be required to get it working. However, mount nowadays checks for raid metadata and prevents mounting, and I have no idea how to bypass that Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled.

You can find help regarding which commands are available from 3wars command line interface through the command help.


Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

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By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. You should not expect any problems with theses drivers which are known to be mature and stable.

Your feedback is welcome Printable version. Some linux tools are available on a CD included with the controller. Views View View source History. This file does not contain the RAID status. It almost certainly wins against not-so-perfect raid cards.

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Moreover, it show rebuild status in percent when the array is rebuilding 3warw it’s easily parsable because 3Ware filled the not relevant columns with a dash instead of leting them empty. Is the source for a command line interface tool available for adding and removing disks from the RAID set?

It works fine and doesn’t rely on insane dependencies like java, tomcat or something else.