There is also a megasasctl tool to get RAID status available from the megactl package on Sourceforge. Hosting sponsored by http: Some find it easier to use graphical tools. The RPM can be converted to. Notably this driver uses the kernel scsi subsystem rather than implementing its own block device. CLI tool statically linked i and amd64 binaries also can be downloaded from ftp site.

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The driver is in the main kernel as of 2. If you have a failed raid member in an array you can simply manually bring the array up in a degraded state, but the best option is to replace 3waare failing disk and re-sync the array. It works fine with and cards, as well as with the series.

Tested with Linux 3. Linu love MDadm and its portability, but there are drawbacks. You should also consider using Linux software raid.

LinuxRaidForAdmins – Debian Wiki

Have a look at Thomas-Krenn. This page was last modified on 14 Januaryat Areca are also very much worth looking at, although they are very linkx server grade equipment with a price tag to match.


Both tools are available as Debian packages from http: BIOS upgrade from a Linux system 4. Post Your Answer Discard 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.

The following criteria is being considered: Download all attachments as: Supported Supported by Linux kernel? The following wiki articles will supply additional information regarding the operation of Adaptec RAID controllers:. Information about how the consistency of RAID arrays controlled by 3ware controllers can be tested can be found in the section referred to in the following article:.

It show all needed informations in just one command. This was not the case on at least one Dell PowerEdge machine.

3ward If the name changes between kernel versions, remember to include information in the detailed information section. I’ll look into those HP ones. Minimum status information is OK or degraded i.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Command Line Utility User’s Guide. It also handles failure detection and report it by mail and syslog. Latest version is 2. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


Looking for quality servers? For example, when disks are failing intermittent, you can still boot your machine from a broken disk.

Command-line utilities are packaged for Debian as dpt-i2o-raidutils. LinuxRaidForAdmins last modified Or, because RAID metadata is often stored at the end of the disk, you can just mount -o ro.

Querying RAID Status – Thomas-Krenn-Wiki

BTW, with the dmraid tool you can assemble raid member disks from a large variety of vendors into an array. I agree with Pier that the HP ones are pretty great, as are the Adaptec ones.

RAID status can be obtained via lihux mpt-status tool. From 3dm2, click on Management tab and choose Controller Settings. Your feedback is welcome Printable version.