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  1. [SOLVED] Re: booting with old RAID setup instead of new

    I ran into a similar problem with setting up 12.04 Server with 3x2tb drives in Raid 5. I messed up the 1st time and re-installed the Server OS and the raid, but the install could not find any drives...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: When creating a RAID5 array, mdadm will automatically create a degraded array

    Quick Question. I have a 5 disk mdadm array (2 tb green drives)

    I started w/3 drives during the OS Server install on a USB Stick. Then I manually added 2 more drives (1 at a time) and grew the...
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    Re: New Server Build

    Is there a real reason to use something like Plex Server, when you can setup Samba to share music and movie folders and use the players on the client boxes to play the material. (i.e. Windo Media...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mdadm raid 5 capacity smaller than expected

    plan on leaving your server "growing" your awway for 20 hours. I have an AMD 6000+ CPU with 2GB Ram and using boad SATA II controller took 20 hours to grow. fsck'ing takes 5-10 minutes, and...
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    Re: Server storage capacity

    Have you thought about a 16 bay, 20 bay or 24 bay rack mount server RAID case? You can find used ones on ebay built out and ready to use, or buy a new case and build it yourself.

    that would...
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    [other] Re: Remote Image Backup

    Have you looked into Vmware. This app can "clone" or virtualize your server to another machine for backup.
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need some help with linux in ubuntu?

    Have your tried cmd line Rsync, of its GUI froentend GRSYNC ? Or SBackup/SRestore?

    I use this for a rsync command line.

    rsync -avpL --progress --delete --log-file=/home/user1/rlog/$(date...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: new to linux, setting up ubuntu server 12.04 NAS

    Try this link see if it helps

    http://www.havetheknowhow.com/default.htm
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Home Media Server Project

    Try this link and see if that helps

    http://www.havetheknowhow.com/default.htm
  10. [ubuntu] Re: new to linux, setting up ubuntu server 12.04 NAS

    mdadm is more flexible than zfs, but it is not meant for a business environment. Mdadm can GROW an array by adding a disk, can't do that with zfs.

    I recommend Raid6. If 2 drives fail you can...
  11. [ubuntu] mdadm migration from Ubuntu Server 12.10 to Ubuntu Desktop 10.10

    I have a Ubuntu Server v12.10 running off an 8gb usb flash drive. With a mdadm raid5 array of FOUR 2TB sata drives. One is a spare. When I installed Server off the CD it made the array drives...
  12. [ubuntu] Question about jumping from onboard sata to Dedicated Raid Controller

    I am running 12.10 Ubuntu Server on a Skt 939 mb with an AMD 6000+ CPU, and am using 4 of the 6 sata2 ports on the motherboard. Running Mdadm RAID5 all 2TB Drives (3 2tb drives in RAID5 with a 2tb...
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    [ubuntu] Re: home file sharing server with Ubuntu

    You can start here:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/creating-a-home-media-and-file-server-with-ubuntu

    or ...

    http://www.havetheknowhow.com/default.htm

    NFS may be the simple method for file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Server For the clueless

    Here is a step by step guide that may help. I worked thru most of that. I chose Webmin, Mdadm Raid5, Samba.

    http://www.havetheknowhow.com/default.htm

    Hope this helps.
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    [ubuntu] Re: home server Freenas or Ubunut Server

    I actually have both setup on 2 different machines. I can tell you Freenas was easy to setup and configure. You can share files via samba, have ftp, setup raid on disks. And last time I checked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need Up2Date howto on Server w/Raid 5

    I got the array shnced (6 hours later). Had sseveral problems with Samba so I turned to webmin and in like 5 minutes I had the shares setup, users added and it was working.

    I ran CP SMB.ORIG...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Help moving /home folder to RAID array and Auto Mounting via Fstab

    Yes I am using Mdadm RAID. The Array is newly created & formated EXT4 so there is no data on it yet.

    I just wanted home directories on the RAID5 drive. Did not want it on the USB Flash Drive...
  18. [ubuntu] Help moving /home folder to RAID array and Auto Mounting via Fstab

    I recently setup a 12.10 core server on a 8 GB USB Flash Drive with a RAID 5 3x2tb array.

    I believe Ubuntu defaults to install /home on root drive (in my case the flash drive).

    I would like...
  19. [ubuntu] Problems with Samba on 12.10 Ubuntu Server

    Fresh install of 12.10 server on a 8gb usb flash drive. With raid5 setup during that process. I only did the core server install and samba install.

    I recently got RAID5 (3x2tb drives) setup...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need Up2Date howto on Server w/Raid 5

    I tried DD to drive 2 drive copy and it ran out of room. So I put the 8gb flash drive on the back of the server, and re-ran the server install. I used F4 to run minimal install.

    Got the RAID...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need Up2Date howto on Server w/Raid 5

    After some searching I found the answer to removing the DDF1 meta Data.

    I had to boot off a Ubuntu 11 Lice Desktop CD, and run Partition Editor. I deleted all partitions on all drives, then...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need Up2Date howto on Server w/Raid 5

    Did that and got....

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmraid -Er /dev/sda
    no raid disks and with names: "/dev/sda"
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmraid -Er /dev/sdb
    no raid disks and with names: "/dev/sdb"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need Up2Date howto on Server w/Raid 5

    Ok I installed all 3 2tb drives on the MB controller, put in the 16gb flas drive on the back, and a ubuntu 12.10 server x64 install cd and I get all the way to "Found Serial ATA RAID Disks do you...
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    [ubuntu] Need Up2Date howto on Server w/Raid 5

    I have been looking around the forums and search engines and have been finding pieces of good info some in date and some out of date. I was wondering if there was a modern up to date howto for what...
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    [all variants] Re: Migrating a 12x1TB MD raid to 12x2TB

    Its better to build the new pc with the 2tb drives, with the full size of the drives in the array, then copy the data over (12TB will take days to copy) but its the safe bet.

    You can get a rj-45...
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